While state-of-the-art facilities and an array of extracurricular programs certainly make a strong impression, it is the outstanding faculty of Shorecrest who make the difference in our students' educational experience. Our 101 faculty members, over 50% of whom have advanced degrees, have excelled in their own educational pursuits. Some have graduated from Harvard, Columbia and Colgate - all universities that our graduates have attended. Many have made a significant difference in our world, such as the faculty member who gained a patent on her anti-cancer marine research. All make a difference in the lives of our students by integrating their knowledge and experience with a love for developing the minds of our students, tomorrow's leaders.
Time and time again when asked "What makes Shorecrest special?" our students will reply, "my teachers and the relationship that I have with them." Students look at our faculty as more than teachers. They are their mentors and friends.
We invest as much time as necessary to truly understand every student in every class – how they listen, what they like, how they communicate, what makes them laugh – so that we can more effectively guide their individual development and more accurately measure and calibrate their ongoing progress.
We design curricula that leverage global best practices, innovations in teaching and learning, the most current brain research, and the individual strengths and experiences of our talented teachers so that students eceive the best education in Tampa Bay.
As Shorecrest’s community of students, families, faculty, staff, coaches, alumni, and donors continues to grow, extending across diverse backgrounds, grade levels, states, countries, and more than 90 years and counting, School leadership cultivates and sustains a bond of togetherness that transcends all.
Our faculty continuously challenge students every day to reach their personal potential and then some, investing time, expertise and emotion in making that average student good, that good student great, and that great student spectacular.
Beyond thoroughly preparing them to thrive academically at the next level, our faculty mentor students outside the confines of their classrooms, acting as caring but candid sounding boards for which courses to study, which extracurriculars to pursue, what colleges might realistically fit their aspirations, and much, much more.
We prioritize sourcing, hiring and retaining the most expert and passionate teachers, because we know the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher can sometimes mean the difference between a student succeeding and a student shining.