Lori Bell retires from The Experiential School
Mrs. Lori Bell has brought sunshine and good cheer to the Shorecrest campus since 2000. From assisting in the Lower School to The Experiential School, Mrs. Bell celebrates children as individuals and shows her love and enthusiasm for students, teammates, her job, and flamingoes - her favorite animal. Her collected rummage sale treasures delight students and brighten classrooms, just as she does with her infectious smile. Luckily, we aren’t saying a permanent goodbye to Mrs. Bell; she will be back in the fall to substitute for Ms. Roller while she is on maternity leave! See you soon, Mrs. Bell!
Traci Burke retires from Upper School
After a 20+ year teaching career and graduating two children from Shorecrest (Kelly ‘01 and Clayton ‘07), Mrs. Traci Burke retires from the Upper School Math Department. She has taught pre-calculus, calculus, and - her personal favorite - statistics to two decades of Upper School students, while also serving as the Junior Class Sponsor, often chaperoning the prom! Her favorite part of being an educator has been the time she spends helping students one-on-one whenever the need arises. Thank you for your years of dedication, Mrs. Burke!
Sue Dattilo retires from The Learning Center
Since 1978 Mrs. Sue Dattilo has worn many hats at Shorecrest, including Lower School teacher, counselor, and Middle School Learning Center Coordinator, as well as parent to alumni Pamela ‘86 and Jeff ‘92. For years, she has also served as a mentor to Upper School National Honor Society members who provide tutoring and support to their younger peers in after-school study hall. Known for her supportive and caring nature to colleagues and students alike, Mrs. Dattilo’s attention to detail and dedication have made a lasting impact at Shorecrest. All the best, Mrs. Dattilo!
|David Hyink retires from Upper School|
Mr. Hyink joined the Upper School faculty in 1979 and has taught at Shorecrest for all but one year of his teaching career. He retires from teaching general biology, honors biology and AP biology to our juniors and seniors in the Upper School (because biology is your life!) For more than 40 years Mr. Hyink has been a leader in his field, earning accolades including Outstanding Biology Teacher for the state of Florida, presenting at conferences, and contributing to the College Board and Educational Service as an AP Reader, Question Leader or Exam Leader. The Hyinks' son Jeremy graduated from Shorecrest in the Class of 2005. Three cheers for Mr. Hyink.
Susan Owen retires from Lower School
Mrs. Susan Owen’s personal motto is, “To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?” Mrs. Owen retires from Shorecrest after 27 years of dedicated service to the Shorecrest Lower School. She has taught generations of Shorecrest students to “trust their brains (the boss of the body)” and do their personal best. Alex Grant ‘14 says, “Mrs. Owen has the ability to identify the specific needs of the students in her class and to handle those needs with such care and compassion.” She and her husband have three children who all graduated from Shorecrest, Daniel '99, Tara '02 and Brooke '09. Best wishes, Mrs. Owen!
Linda Wooldridge retires from Middle School
Ms. Linda Wooldridge served as the Middle School Administrative Assistant since joining Shorecrest in 1991. She is a familiar, trusted face in the Middle School Sher and Razook Center and supports the Head of Middle School, as well as countless students, teachers and parents. Always prepared, organized, and ready to handle the most unexpected of zany situations with a smile and a great pair of shoes, Ms. Wooldridge leaves a lasting legacy in the Middle School. We will miss seeing you every morning, Mrs. Wooldridge!