Principal Welcome Message


    Principal Defant


    Welcome to the 2021-2022 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 welcome you to the family. We, at Skycrest Elementary, 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, and our staff’s teaching expertise and on-going professional learning, we will ensure your child  succeeds and grows to their highest potential! 

    We are committed to being ready on the first day of school to put your child on the fast track back to grade level with different strategies than ever before. We plan to quickly diagnose lost learning and design a specialized plan to accelerate your child's exposure to grade-appropriate work with the necessary scaffolds and supports. This of course, will require your continued help and dedication to ensure your child continues to maintain good daily attendance, reading every day, and completing assignments and tasks required by the classroom teacher/s. Together we will love, support, and grow your child to our best abilities. We got this! 

    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 SKYCREST EAGLES!!!

    With children in mind,

    Mrs. Eliza Defant

    727-469-5987 x2103