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

Installation of Nancy L. Spencer, 8th Head of School

From the Head of School

Whether you're a prospective parent or student, a teacher looking for inspiration, or an alumnus trekking down memory lane, let me be the first to say welcome to Shorecrest! As I begin my first year as the Head of School, I have the same combination of excitement and nervousness that everyone experiences when starting at a new school. Yet everything I now know for certain about Shorecrest reinforces my sense of wonder: our mission, core values and commitment to diversity; the outstanding people who take pride in working here; how welcoming the members of the community have been to my family and me. I invite you to visit us - virtually or in-person - and trust you'll experience the same. 

Peek in our Experiential School, home of the youngest Shorecrest Chargers, and you'll see early childhood experts guiding our 3, 4, and 5-year-old students on the start of their learning journey. From purposeful play to in-depth investigations driven by student interests, it's not hard to see why The Experiential School is so much more than preschool. 

Move through our kindergarten through fourth grade Lower School and you'll see scientists, mathematicians, problem solvers and writers deeply engaged in meaningful work that connects them to each other and the greater community. 

In the fifth through eighth grade Middle School, Shorecrest students gain more independence, autonomy and choice, building on the many skills, dispositions and habits of mind fostered in the Lower School. 

Finishing up in the ninth through twelfth grade Upper School you will find students exploring their interests and passions through signature experiences like the Center for Medical Sciences program, a student-created independent study, or the Global Scholars Initiative, to name a few. Shorecrest graduates cross the stage ready for college and beyond and empowered to make a difference. 

Add our exceptional athletics teams, the award-winning fine and performing arts programs, our commitment to service learning, and the five guiding core values - Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Knowledge and Compassion - and you'll see why families from all across the Tampa Bay Area have chosen Shorecrest for nearly 100 years. 

Shorecrest is a place where we love learning, turn empathy into action, and build bright futures. I invite you to explore these pages or visit us in person to learn more about what it means to be a part of the Shorecrest community. 

All the best, 
Nancy L. Spencer
Head of School 

Board of Trustees

As an independent school, we are governed by a Board of Trustees to address our fiduciary, strategic and generative duties, led by the Trustees and the Leadership Team.
Chair: Beth Miyashiro Vivio (pictured)
Vice-Chair: William T. Conroy
Treasurer:
 Cory Gottfried Gaffney ‘95
Secretary: Pamela H. Greacen ‘84
Executive Committee: Cristin C. Keane, Sarah Lind Ribeiro, Ed.D.

 
Immediate Past Chair: Dennis R. Leary
Head of School (ex-officio): Nancy L. Spencer

Helen K. Barrott
Darla Browning-Hutton
Trevor Burgess
Jeff Freedman
Matthew Frey
Natalie Gebicke
Jason Green
Gregory V. Hahn, M.D.
Patty Ann Hamblen
Charley Harris
Court James
Alex Lavoie
Isaac McKinney III
Vanissa Ma
Timothy L. Main
Patrick R. Marston
Nikki Regalo Pagano
Jennifer Phelps
Andrea Silverman

Our Leadership Team

List of 13 members.

  • Photo of Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer 

    Head of School
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  • Photo of Lisa Wylie

    Lisa Wylie 

    Chief Financial Officer
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  • Photo of Donald Paige

    Donald Paige 

    Head of Upper School
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  • Photo of Kristine Grant

    Kristine Grant 

    Head of Middle School
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  • Photo of Lisa Bianco

    Dr. Lisa Bianco 

    Head of Lower School
    727-456-7518
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  • Photo of Sherri Danyali

    Dr. Sherri Danyali 

    Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    727-456-7541
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  • Photo of Anna Baralt

    Dr. Anna Baralt 

    Director of Educational Technology
    727-346-1818
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  • Photo of Rachel Barrett

    Rachel Barrett 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
    727-456-7509
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  • Photo of Roderick Fludd

    Roderick Fludd 

    Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    727-346-1808
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  • Photo of Michael Gillis

    Michael Gillis 

    Director of Advancement
    727-456-7514
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  • Photo of Anthony McCall

    Anthony McCall 

    Athletic Director
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  • Photo of David Sharlow

    David Sharlow 

    Operations Director
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  • Photo of Jean Spencer-Carnes

    Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes 

    Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
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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.