Picture of Principal, Eliza Defant

     Principal's Message

    Mrs. Defant is a graduate from St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL endorsement and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Defant has served as an educator for Pinellas County Schools for approximately 10 years as a 1st, 2nd, and 5th-grade teacher, Assistant Principal and now Principal! Mrs. Defant is a proud mother of two children. She loves working alongside children and amazing educators on a daily basis. 


    Eliza Defant, Principal
    Picture of Assistant Principal Lisa Pierzchalski
    Assistant Principal's Message

    Mrs. Pierzchalski grew up in Maryland and graduated from Towson University. She goes by Mrs. Pier for short. In 1997, she moved to Florida where she attended USF and received a Graduate Certificate in Gifted Studies.  Mrs. Pier has been a teacher for 21 years and has taught PreK through 5th grades with the exception of 4th grade.  In 2015, she graduated from UWF with a Masters in Ed Leadership.  She is also endorsed in ESOL, Gifted, and Reading.  Mrs. Pier is married and has a 13 year son.  She has three cats and two guinea pigs and enjoys photography and salt water fishing.  She is looking forward to being part of the Skycrest team and focusing on the safety and success of all Skycrest students.

     Lisa Pierzchalski, Assistant Principal