Meet Katrice Shorter, finalist for 2024 Teacher of the Year


Ms. Shorter is a biology teacher at Atlantic Coast High School where she is the lead instructor for the school’s new Medical Academy in partnership with Mayo Clinic. In her 18 years of teaching, she’s taught a multitude of subjects including math and science, chemistry, anatomy and physiology.  

In addition, she is the JV and Varsity Cheer coach, step team sponsor, and founding advisor for the HOSA (Future Health Professionals) chapter at Atlantic Coast High School. In the seven years she’s led HOSA at Atlantic Coast, her students have advanced to the state level competitions each year with last school year being the first time that any Atlantic Coast HOSA students advanced and attended the international competition and conference in Dallas, TX. 

Within her classroom she fosters an environment of academic excellence, instilling in her students that failure is not an option and that they can achieve whatever they work hard towards. 

Learn more about Ms. Shorter, the Wells Fargo Teacher of the Year finalist:





of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2021-2022.