Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Current EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Lower School Kindergarten Teacher: Possible Opening

    Shorecrest Preparatory School, a PK-12 independent school in St. Petersburg, Florida is accepting applications for a highly motivated, creative, intellectually engaged classroom kindergarten teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The school’s approach to teaching strikes a balance between the progressive and the pragmatic, developing lifelong learners who excel not only in colleges and universities, but also in their professional and personal adult lives. The School is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff and families; Shorecrest seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.

    The ideal candidate is a progressive and passionate educator. They have the desire to grow in an innovative professional learning community, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning, and are current with best practices. Candidates must be willing to collaborate with faculty and families, be flexible in order to meet the needs of the school community, and committed to the school’s vision, educational approach, and strategic plan (To review the Shorecrest Strategic Plan, please visit www.shorecrest.org/vision2018). 

    Essential Functions
    • Commitment to tenets of progressive education
    • Plan and facilitate effective, differentiated lessons and in-depth investigations in reading, writing, handwriting, word study, math, science, and social studies
    • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play
    • Assess student learning on an ongoing basis and use this information to inform instruction
    • Co-plan with teaching colleagues. Work in a cooperative manner with teachers across the school
    • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of Lower School programs
    • Foster a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious
    • Practice thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques which support active learning and promote responsibility, self-management, and positive relationships
    • Work in partnership with students and their families
    • Maintain frequent contact with families including blog posts, emails, meetings, and informal conversations 
    • Write progress reports and participate in parent/teacher conferences
    • Attend all faculty and community meetings
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
    • Supervise students during recess and other non-class times
    • Develop, plan, and supervise off-campus field experiences
    • Participate fully in the life of the school
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Lower School Head
    Additional Selection Criteria for Prospective Teachers
    • Experienced teaching Reading and Writing Workshop  
    • Embraces implementing a multicultural classroom and a social emotional curriculum
    • Commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    • Experience with inquiry project-based teaching and learning
    • Draws from constructivist theories of teaching and learning; student-centered
    • Skilled with the use of formative and summative assessments
    • Demonstrates strong written, verbal, and organizational skills
    • Knows and applies knowledge of current professional literature
    • Experience with flexible, creative, and aesthetically pleasing classroom design
    • Background in the creative arts - visual arts, drama, music - is a plus
    • Enjoys collaborating with colleagues and working as a team
    • Willing to contribute regularly to school community activities
    • Proficient with using technology and Web 2.0 tools in the classroom for instruction as well as for student use 
    Master's degree is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, educational philosophy and contact information for three references to Mrs. Melissa Lotz at MLotz@shorecrest.org by April 1,2020.

    POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • Middle School: Sixth Grade English Teacher

    The sixth grade English Teacher should be articulate and passionate about reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary development. The teacher should be an expert in the field of English, supports the educational program by challenging, supporting, and engaging students and meeting academic expectations of the school.
     
    Specific duties (not limited to):
    • Successfully teach all assigned English classes focusing on grammar, interactive vocabulary and writing instruction
    • Serve as an advisor to a group of 6th grade students and supervise daily study halls  
    • Assist with opening-of-school functions, pre-planning week, Back to School nights, and complete all assigned tasks from Middle School Head
    • Actively support school functions, such as athletic events, dramatic and musical productions, and field experiences
    • Attend weekly faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees as needed
    • Meet responsibilities and deadlines in the classroom and of the school (e.g., fall and spring parent conferences, accurate and timely report writing, weekly grade level team meetings)
    • Communicate with parents: return phone calls, emails and notes in a timely manner
    • Provide extra help to students before or after school and/or study halls
    • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations
    • Use online grading and course management software, and update grades regularly and timely
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
    • Use effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
    • Collaborate with other faculty and staff, especially the grade-level team
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
    • Maintain expertise in subject matter through professional development
    • Participate in daily or weekly duties such as break, lunch, or carline
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in English or English education
    • Three to five years of Middle School teaching experience
    • A minimum of five years experience in an independent school environment preferred
    • Inspire early teen readers and writers
    • Utilize inquiry-based teaching methods
    • Understand pre-adolescent behavior and have a good sense of humor
    • Have experience with teaching teams, project based learning, and be a proven teacher/leader who can participate in Professional Learning Communities and support teacher professional development
    • Be familiar with Developmental Designs or a similar advisory program 
    • Possess a willingness to be “all in” working with students, parents, and colleagues 
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Be highly organized
    • Competent and comfortable with digital technology
    • Proficient with using technology in instruction and web-based tools in the classroom 
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Able to work in a highly involved & very busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
    • Be able to come in contact with children who are ill/ contagious
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment  
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest to Kris Grant, Head of Middle School, by email (kgrant@shorecrest.org) or the school’s mailing address.

    POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • Middle School: Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher

    The sixth grade Social Studies Teacher should be articulate, passionate about history, geography, multiculturalism, reading, and the development of 11-year-old students. The teacher should be an expert in the field of Social Studies, support the educational program by challenging, supporting, and engaging students and meeting academic expectations of the school. 

    Specific duties (not limited to):
    • Successfully teach all assigned Social Studies classes focusing on world history.
    • Serve as an advisor to a group of 6th grade students and supervise study halls daily 
    • Assist with opening-of-school functions, pre-planning week, Back to School nights, and complete all assigned tasks from Middle School Head
    • Actively support school functions, such as athletic events, dramatic and musical productions, and field experiences
    • Attend weekly faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees as needed
    • Meet responsibilities and deadlines in the classroom and of the school (e.g., fall and spring parent conferences, accurate and timely report writing, weekly grade level team meetings)
    • Communicate with parents: return phone calls, emails and notes in a timely manner
    • Provide extra help to students before or after school and/or study halls
    • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations
    • Use online grading and course management software, and update grades regularly and timely
    • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
    • Use effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
    • Collaborate with other faculty and staff, especially the grade-level team
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
    • Maintain expertise in subject matter through professional development
    • Participate in daily or weekly duties such as break, lunch, or carline
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in History, Social Studies education or a related field
    • Three to five years of Middle School teaching experience preferred
    • Experience working with Elementary aged students also preferred
    • A minimum of five years teaching in an independent school environment preferred
    • Have expertise in the field of Social Studies 
    • Inspire young students to better understand the world around them and be open to other cultures
    • Utilize inquiry-based teaching methods
    • Transition students into middle school
    • Understand pre-adolescent behavior and have a good sense of humor
    • Have experience with teaching teams, project based learning, and be a proven teacher/leader who can participate in Professional Learning Communities and support teacher professional development
    • Be familiar with Developmental Designs or a similar advisory program 
    • Possess a willingness to be “all in” working with students, parents, and colleagues 
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Be highly organized
    • Competent and comfortable with digital technology
    • Able to use basic office equipment
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Able to work in a highly involved & busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
    • Be able to come in contact with children who are ill/ contagious
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment  
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest to Kris Grant, Head of Middle School, by email (kgrant@shorecrest.org) or the school’s mailing address.

    POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • MS & US Librarian / Information Technology Specialist

    Provide formal and informal instruction in library, media and technology information skills; assist students and teachers in locating, evaluating and using library media materials and technologies; collaborate with teachers and students to support individual, curricular and school goals; and oversee the Makerspace.

    Essential Job Elements

    As an Instructional Partner
    As an instructional partner, the school Librarian / Information Technology Specialist works with teachers, staff and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. 
    • Collaborates with teachers to design and teach engaging lessons and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking;
    • Assists staff in the selection, evaluation, and use of resources, including online resources;
    • Provides group instruction and individual user guidance for students in location of resources and use of research techniques;
    • Consults and plans with teachers on the appropriate use and scheduling of materials for classroom instruction and/or library technology resources used by students;
    • Shares expertise in the areas of technology integration, media literacy and digital literacy by presenting at faculty meetings, in-service sessions, and parent meetings;
    • Collaborates with the LS Librarian and members of the Technology Team;
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Educational Technology.

    As an Information and Technology Specialist
    As an information and technology specialist, the school Librarian / Information Technology Specialist provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information.
    • Ensures equitable access and responsible use of information;
    • Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies of the school community;
    • Supports faculty and students in locating, evaluating and using information effectively to meet individual and classroom teaching and learning goals;
    • Exhibits competence in classifying, cataloging, processing, storage, and circulation of materials;
    • Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, and communicate with students and teachers;
    • Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property and assists students, staff, and administration with their understanding and observance of same;
    • Manages and provides instruction on digital resources and pedagogies;
    • Embraces the use of instructional technology to engage students and improve learning while providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community;
    • Supports the integration of new technologies and methodologies for library services, applications and systems, including the Makerspace.

    As a Program Administrator
    As a program administrator, the school Librarian / Information Technology specialist works collaboratively with the learning community to define and manage the policies of the school library, media and technology information program.
    • Uses strategic planning to ensure continuous improvement of the program;
    • Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation, services, and facility use for a 21st century school library media program;
    • Analyzes, processes, develops and manages information systems for the library;
    • Performs standard updates and routine procedures necessary for the operation of the library information system; troubleshoots system processes, assists with the design and development of system usage reports; provides support to projects that use and interact with elements of the library system;
    • Develops and maintains an adequate collection of print, non-print, and digital resources to support the curriculum, students’ needs, and to promote independent reading and literacy growth;
    • Maintains an online catalog and automated circulation system that accurately reflects the collection and its usage;
    • Creates and maintains a school library and media space that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to learning for all users;
    • Responds to and resolves user access problems through troubleshooting with both locally and remotely hosted databases and resources available through the library;
    • Effectively plans the school library and literacy program to meet identified needs of the Middle and Upper Schools;
    • Prepares and implements the school library budget including instructional resources, supplies, equipment and repairs in order to support both the curriculum and the goals of the library program and the school;
    • Develops budget for the library including expected purchases and maintenance expenses on existing equipment, including the Makerspace.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or comparable field
    • Knowledge of Follett Destiny Library Management system or similar library catalog system
    • Strong interpersonal skills with children and adults
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating with students, teachers, librarians and volunteers
    • Knowledge in design of 21st Century learning environments
    • Expertise with information technology
    • Understands the many ways in which information can be created, communicated, stored, and / or transformed to benefit the school
    • Possesses problem-solving and decision making skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills  
    • Able to support school mission and strategic initiatives
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Able to work in a highly involved & busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts 
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time 
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs. 
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment
    POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Information Technology at abaralt@shorecrest.org. 
  • Upper School Chemistry Teacher

    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and student-centered instructor in Chemistry to join a collaborative and supportive faculty. Interested candidates must have teaching experience or demonstrated expertise in their assigned subject area, as well as a desire to be part of an independent school community that thrives on the relationships built outside of the classroom.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered and innovative educational practices.
    • Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree is preferred, but not required.
    • Collaborative and engaged member of the faculty who is committed to student growth, as well as their own professional learning.
    • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, and supporting students outside of the classroom.
    • Commitment to a community that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.
    • Able to use online learning platforms and basic G Suite for Education (Google) tools.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida. We have recruited faculty from, and our graduates matriculate to, schools around the country and the world. We passionately believe in a culture of collegiality, fun, respect, and hard work. Our curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective and online offerings, and an Independent Study option.

    St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
     
    Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Fatima Morlando, Upper School Administrative Assistant at fmorlando@shorecrest.org.

    POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • Upper School English Teacher

    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and student-centered instructor in English to join a collaborative and supportive faculty.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching all levels of English in the Upper School, including AP English and/or Language. The primary focus in the first years will likely involve 11th grade English, a survey of American Literature to be taught with deliberate crossover with topics discussed in American History. The candidate will have a strong background in the teaching of writing and literary analysis, a passion for teaching, and a commitment to student learning and development. An interest in creating and teaching semester-length advanced English electives is an added asset. Interested candidates must have teaching experience or demonstrated expertise in their assigned subject area, as well as a desire to be part of an independent school community that thrives on the relationships built outside of the classroom.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered and innovative educational practices.
    • Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree is preferred, but not required.
    • Collaborative and engaged member of the faculty who is committed to student growth, as well as their own professional learning.
    • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, and supporting students outside of the classroom.
    • Commitment to a community that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.
    • Able to use online learning platforms and basic G Suite for Education (Google) tools.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida. We have recruited faculty from, and our graduates matriculate to, schools around the country and the world. We passionately believe in a culture of collegiality, fun, respect, and hard work. Our curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective and online offerings, and an Independent Study option.

    St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

    POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
     
    Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Fatima Morlando, Upper School Administrative Assistant, at fmorlando@shorecrest.org.
  • LOWER SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE

    The Lower School (grades K-4) is always looking to develop its pool of substitute teachers. The Lower School embraces a child-centered, progressive philosophy of teaching and learning. Students are viewed as active participants in their learning. They learn to read by reading great books and to write by writing and studying the craft of writing. Students engage in hands-on math investigations and in-depth projects. We believe the social and emotional learning goes hand-in-hand with the academic curriculum. We live our mission and core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion, and the pursuit of knowledge. As such, it is important that our substitute teachers embrace these same values and philosophy of teaching. Shorecrest requires that our substitutes have a bachelor's degree. (Experience teaching is a plus.)

    If you are interested in subbing in our Lower School, please fill out the online application. You may also e-mail your resume to Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School: lbianco@Shorecrest.org.

    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.

General Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes applications from local, regional, national, and international candidates. As an independent college preparatory school committed to challenging and supporting each individual student, Shorecrest seeks people with talent, dedication, intelligence, and professionalism. The School seeks diversity in its faculty and administration, just as it does in its student body.

Shorecrest is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. Shorecrest is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. State certification is not required for employment.

Initial Inquiry and Application

Written inquiries are welcome throughout the year. The most effective time to inquire for the following school year, however, is February 15 - May 15. It is during this time period that most openings become known and when the School is most active in its recruitment and hiring. Inquiries should be addressed as follows: Michael A. Murphy, Headmaster, Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703. A letter, preferably with a resume, is sufficient as an initial inquiry.

An Application for Employment may be obtained here. Information on the Application is subject to verification, and applicants are subject to background checks. Letters of recommendation, college transcripts, and other formal documentation are accepted but they are not necessary at this early stage. These will be requested by the School as needed. If you are interested in being placed on a substitute teacher list, please note this on the Application.

Shorecrest's receipt of your completed Application is taken as evidence of your continued interest in employment at the School.

The Application Process

Shorecrest receives a relatively large number of inquiries, and attempts to respond promptly in writing or via e-mail to all candidates. Since some positions require more extensive review, this process may take some time. If a prolonged period of time goes by without communication from the School, do not hesitate to ask about the status of your application. Applications received will be considered for one year. E-mail: employment@shorecrest.org

Salary and Benefits

Shorecrest's salary and benefits are regionally competitive. The salary for a given position is set within the School's overall salary schedule with additional consideration for advanced degrees and supplemental responsibilities. The benefits package includes daily lunch; group medical, vision and dental insurance; life insurance; and a pension/savings program through TIAA/CREF. There is also a tuition remission and other savings for faculty children.

Shorecrest is committed to the ongoing professional development of its faculty, and significant funding is available to facilitate such continuing education. Whether undertaken during the school year or the summer, continued college course work is eligible for tuition (at current USF tuition rates) and textbook reimbursement provided that the employee earns a minimum "B" in the course. The School also provides generous financial support for faculty to attend conferences and workshops.

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Policy of Non-discrimination

Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs. 

Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.

Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.