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

Diversity and Inclusion

At Shorecrest Preparatory School, we strive to be a community that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Our school is a place where differences are celebrated, where unique qualities are affirmed, and where each member of our community feels valued and respected. Using our Mission Statement as a guide, we accept the challenges of building a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds
Shorecrest is committed to creating and sustaining a, diverse, equitable and inclusive community based on these guidelines:
  • We respect and value the unique qualities and traits of our community members and celebrate our myriad backgrounds and experiences
  • We are committed to providing and promoting an inclusive environment by addressing issues of equity and justice in the curriculum, programs, assessment, pedagogy and in ongoing dialogue.
  • We welcome all candidates for admission or employment regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin.
  • We will purposefully and strategically plan the ongoing cultural competency training of our students, personnel, Board and parents as we work toward building a community reflective of the world we live in.
  • To find out more about our diversity, equity and inclusion programs, please contact me.
Roderick Avery Fludd
Director of Diversity

The original "Big Eight" Social Identifiers

A list of some cultural identifiers to consider when discussing equity, diversity and inclusion includes:

1. Ability - Mental and/or physical
2. Age
3. Ethnicity
4. Gender
5. Race
6. Religion
7. Sexual Orientation
8. Socio-Economic Status/Class


Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Board, administration, faculty, staff and school community are committed to the process of creating and sustaining an equitable and just community. At Shorecrest, all individuals are compelled to engage in the process of creating an environment where Shorecrest feels like home to all. The School embraces the wide variety of cultures, religions, languages, backgrounds, identities and perspectives that encompass the richness of humanity. Moved by our guiding Core Values, Shorecrest is a place where complex individual and group differences are met with respect and compassion. The Shorecrest community believes that our diverse culture enhances the school’s environment and prepares our students to become the next generation of global leaders.
Roderick Avery Fludd
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Office: 727-​346​-1808
Cell: 727-410-1731

Roderick Avery Fludd, a Columbia, South Carolina, native, comes to Shorecrest with more than 20 years of experience in education, and 12 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.

For the last decade, 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 Lakers/Dodgers fan. His wife Sara joins him in his move to St. Petersburg, and his daughter Rachel is beginning her sophomore year at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC.

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.