Principal Welcome Message


    Principal Defant

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am very excited to welcome each and every one of our families and students (new and returning) to this amazing school. We, at Skycrest, are committed to ensuring an equitable, engaging, and collaborative learning experience to ensure academic and behavioral growth for all students. Your active support, feedback, and cooperation are highly valued. With your support, partnerships with the local community, our staff’s teaching expertise and on-going professional learning, we will ensure student success and growth!


    My name is Eliza Defant and this will be my official first full year as the Principal of Skycrest! I was a classroom teacher for 9 years for various grade levels including 1st, 2nd, and 5th grade. Thereafter, I became the Assistant Principal for Skycrest Elementary and then promoted Principal in December of 2018. I am a married mom of two children who are both in elementary school, and I enjoy spending time and doing many activities outdoors. My hope is that you never hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding our school. We strive to make this a positive learning experience for your child. I look forward to a great school year continuing to make academic progress towards being an “A” school……GO EAGLES!!!


    With children in mind,

    Mrs. Eliza Defant

    727-469-5987 x2103