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

Apple Distinguished School Designation

Each day, in ways large and small, learning with Apple technology helps the Shorecrest community collaborate, communicate, take risks, and think differently. Shorecrest is proud of its longstanding commitment to innovation, technology integration and preparing students for their futures.
In the multi-touch book below, experience the Shorecrest journey of educational technology and innovation from its 1923 humble roots to its 2016-2018 Apple Distinguished School recognition and 2018-2021 reinstatement as an Apple Distinguished School.
The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
Shorecrest recognizes that proficiency with technology and the development of information and media skills is essential to a student's future success in academics, the workplace, and lifelong learning.

Walk into any classroom at Shorecrest and find technology supporting student success. For example:
  • Seventh graders embark on a nine-week interdisciplinary digital storytelling assignment in multiple classes to create original stop-motion animation movies. Small groups develop original storylines, work on character development, and write scripts for their movies. In art class, students create models of their characters out of wire, recycled bags, paint and fabric. Then English and technology classes merge for two weeks to film the movies using stop-motion animation apps on iPad devices. They edit the videos in iMovie on iMac computers, add sound effects, then showcase their films for preschoolers.
  • Fourth graders try their hand at the world of game design with Scratch. After a short review of the elements that make up a video game, students choose a partner and begin to plan their projects. For the first few days, the teams of students develop a storyboard, paying close attention to audience and purpose.
Shorecrest is committed to:
  • Ensuring equitable access for all students.
  • Providing tech support and network services for all students.
  • Empowering teachers to use technology for teaching, learning, and communicating through internal and external professional development opportunities.
  • Utilizing technology tools to build community and foster collaborative learning within our classroom walls and beyond.
  • Providing students with the technology skills necessary to succeed in a variety of learning environments.
  • Educating students as digital citizens through the safe, ethical and responsible use of technology, information, and resources.
  • Educating students and families about the personal and interpersonal impact of social media.

Scope & Sequence for ISTE Technology Standards

In the summer of 2016, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) released their refreshed ISTE Standards for Students. The new standards provide a framework for amplifying learning with technology. As part of the release, ISTE adopted the scope and sequence developed by Shorecrest’s Instructional Technology Team as a support resource for the new standards.

View our K-12 Technology Skills Scope and Sequence. This graphic shows the foundational technology skills expected to meet the learning goals embedded in the ISTE Standards for Students. Additionally, these skills can increase productivity and enhance basic technical competence.

Technology Team

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Anna Baralt

    Dr. Anna Baralt 

    Director of Educational Technology
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  • Photo of Jason Chin

    Jason Chin 

    Information Technology Engineer
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  • Photo of Katy Deegan

    Katy Deegan 

    Lower School Technology Coordinator
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  • Photo of Melissa Estremera

    Melissa Estremera 

    Upper School Computer Science Teacher
  • Photo of Bill Germer

    Bill Germer 

    Director of Network Services
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  • Photo of Alice Hathcoat

    Alice Hathcoat 

    Network Technician
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  • Photo of Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson 

    Tech Support - Tier 1
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  • Photo of Felicia Mendenhall

    Felicia Mendenhall 

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  • Photo of Christine Scoby

    Christine Scoby 

    MS Technology Teacher, Dean of Curriculum & Scheduling
    727-522-2111 x510
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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.