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


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  • Preschool Teaching Assistant – Temporary, On Call

    Substitute Teacher Aides in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay are responsible for assisting in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the teacher.

    Essential Functions
    • Set up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies
    • Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room
    • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
    • Supervise outside playground activities
    • Follow directions given by head teacher or immediate supervisor
    • Work with children in large and small groups and individually
    • Provide classroom & playground coverage for teachers as needed
    • perform other related duties assigned by the Classroom Teacher 

    • High school degree or GED , Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • DCF 40 hour introductory child care training preferred
    • Interest in children in an educational setting
    • Good verbal skills with students, colleagues and parents
    • Demonstrated organizational skills
    • Able to use basic office equipment 
    • Proficient in technology and web based tools 
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity 

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Works in a highly involved and 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 
    • Spend time sitting on floor or child size furniture
    • Monitor children in classroom, playground, library, and other school areas
    • 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
    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.

    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:

    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:

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.