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

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! When I joined Shorecrest as the Head of School in 2020, I had 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: William T. Conroy
Vice-Chair: Pamela H. Greacen ‘84
Treasurer: Matthew Frey
Secretary: Andrea Silverman
Executive Committee: Cory Gottfried Gaffney ‘95,
Natalie Gebicke

Immediate Past Chair: Beth Miyashiro Vivio
Head of School (ex-officio): Nancy L. Spencer

Rebecca Armacost
Adam Befeler, M.D.
Darla Browning-Hutton
Jeff Freedman
Jason Green
Cristin Keane
Alex Lavoie
Isaac McKinney III
Timothy L. Main
Nikki Regalo Pagano
Jennifer Phelps
Adam Prawer ‘01, M.D.
Jenine Rabin
Sarah Lind Ribeiro, Ed.D.
Brent Richard
    • 2022-2023 Board of Trustees

Our Leadership Team

List of 13 members.

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    Nancy Spencer 

    Head of School
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    Dr. Anna Baralt 

    Director of Technology & Media Services
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  • Photo of Rachel Barrett

    Rachel Barrett 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
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    Dr. Lisa Bianco 

    Head of Lower School
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  • Photo of Roderick Fludd

    Roderick Fludd 

    Director of Diversity & Inclusion
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    Michael Gillis 

    Director of Advancement
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    Kristine Grant 

    Head of Middle School & Shorecrest In-House Counsel
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  • Photo of Adriana Hollenbeck

    Adriana Hollenbeck 

    Head of Experiential School of Tampa Bay
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    Alvanita Hope 

    Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
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    Anthony McCall 

    Athletics Director
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    Erich Schneider 

    Head of Upper School
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    Myra Simpson 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Lisa Wylie

    Lisa Wylie 

    Chief Financial Officer
    727-522-2111 x118
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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.

Shorecrest acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Kristine Grant, Head of Middle School, 5101 First Street Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida 33703, (727)-522-2111, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Please refer to the School’s Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR.