Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
We mourn the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other innocent men and women of color. We recognize that these events have a deeply personal impact on our African-American community members. We acknowledge your pain and stand in solidarity with you. 

Moved by our Core Values, Shorecrest strives to be a place where complex individual and group differences are met with respect and compassion. We oppose racism and the harm it inflicts on all members of our society. We reject violence. We stand for respect and dignity for the African-American community that has once again faced injustice. We stand united with all members of our community as we work to make our school and our nation places where all people are treated equally and provided the opportunities to thrive. 

At Shorecrest we humbly commit to listening, learning and working toward a more inclusive world. 

Mr. Fludd has compiled a list of resources to support all community members in conversations about race and racism. Families are also encouraged to reach out to Mr. Fludd directly.

Read our full Statement on Racism sent to the Shorecrest Community here.

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


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.

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
Roderick Avery Fludd
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Office: 727-​346​-1808
Cell: 727-410-1731

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 love to root for the Utah Jazz. In his spare time, he love to play golf and works as an equity consultant.

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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.