Our Team

Diego Duran-Medina


Diego Duran-Medina serves as the Director of Service Learning at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL. Prior to joining the school in 2015, he spent four years as a national consultant through LeadServe Consulting, helping schools develop service learning curricula and programming. From 2007-2012, he served as Director of Service-Learning at the Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC.

Diego earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, a Master of Arts from New York University and a Master of Education from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College-Columbia University. He has presented at multiple NAIS conferences, and recently published a piece on civic education and developing students and scholars in "Independent School magazine." He co-founded the CSLL (Center for Service Learning Leadership) with Middle School Director Jonathan Davis in 2016, dedicated to promoting best practices in service learning for independent schools. 

Jonathan Davis


Jonathan Davis is the Head of Middle School at Shorecrest. He holds a BA in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a member of the Shorecrest community since 2003, when he joined the school as an eighth grade English Teacher, Summer Programs Director, and soccer coach. Prior to Shorecrest, he worked at Whitfield School in St. Louis as a history teacher, soccer coach, grade level head advisor, and webmaster.

Jonathan has integrated Service Learning into his coaching and summer programs. Recently he has led organizational change to include Service Learning in the Middle School curriculum.

About Shorecrest Preparatory School

As a preschool through 12th grade independent, non-sectarian, coed, college preparatory school, Shorecrest serves a broad range of students, from the inquisitive and wiggly 3-year-old to the college-bound and career-minded high school senior. Each school is led by experienced educators with expertise in their respective fields, be it early childhood education or adolescent brain development. The curriculum spirals upward, each year building on the previous year's experience.

Shorecrest Preparatory School is located in St. Petersburg, a small city across the Bay from Tampa, Florida, a rapidly growing and major urban center. As a part of the area's fabric since 1923, Shorecrest has deep connections and relationships with over 40 different non-profits in the Tampa Bay region, and particularly strong partnerships with organizations focused on:
  • hunger and food insecurity
  • helping children and families
  • protecting the environment
  • harnessing the power of the visual arts through murals
  • organizing local and international Service Learning travel experiences
Read more about service learning at Shorecrest.

Center for Service Learning Leadership

at Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.