Roderick Avery Fludd, a Columbia, South Carolina, native, joined Shorecrest in 2017 as the School's first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. He has more than 20 years of experience in education, including 15+ years in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity work. Roderick received his B.S. in Mathematics from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, and his Masters in Education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
Since joining Shorecrest, he has become an integral part of the community. He is the faculty sponsor of several student organizations including the Gender and Sexuality Acceptance (GSA) Affinity group and the Black Student Union. He has advised and developed numerous adult affinity groups which includes International Connection (for our school's international families). He works with the greater Tampa Bay community to strengthen our connections with other organizations. He also coaches our Varsity Softball team.
Before coming to Shorecrest, Roderick held multiple positions at The Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT, including Mathematics Department Chair and Director of Diversity Programs and Community Life. Prior to GCDS, Roderick taught middle school math at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, he has coached JV/Varsity softball since he began teaching.
An avid collector of bow ties, cufflinks, and watches, Roderick is a lifelong Dodgers fan and roots for the Utah Jazz. In his spare time, he loves to play golf and works as an equity consultant.