is to create a community of empowered life-long learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
is to create a partnership of students, parents, staff, and community. Our student-centered environment ensures that each learner will have the opportunity to soar to higher levels.
Mrs. Candace Jones
Welcome! My name is Candace Jones, and I am the proud principal of Audubon Elementary School. This is my second year as the leader of this amazing group of teachers and staff whose focus is putting students first. Before coming to Audubon, I was the assistant principal at Mims Elementary and Andersen Elementary for nine years, and have served in various roles from teacher, reading coach, as well as academic specialist. I am a native Floridian and have lived on Merritt Island most of my life. I am married to a wonderful husband, Ron, who is a Lieutenant Firefighter, and we have one son named Riley who recently graduated from Merritt Island High School. My experience as a parent along with my various roles over the last 29 years has shaped my lens of what our students come to us knowing and how we can prepare them for the road beyond us. At Audubon, we believe in developing our students' capacity to own their learning and their decisions, both academically and socially. We believe that an effective partnership with parents can yield even greater outcomes than working alone. Our beliefs guide our work and passion for student learning. Finally, WE believe in transparent and consistent communication to keep our stakeholders informed on the great things that happen here at Audubon. I am honored to be the instructional leader at Audubon and a part of this special community.
Mrs. Jaime Slentz
Mrs. Slentz is beginning her fourth year as the Assistant Principal at Audubon Elementary. She grew up in Merritt Island and attended Audubon as a student, which makes it that much more special that she now gets to play a role in the success of this community-based school.
Mrs. Slentz is entering her 19th year with Brevard County Schools. She previously taught 2nd, 4th, 5th grade and technology to students in grades K-6. Mrs. Slentz served as Audubon’s Instructional Coach during the 2017-2018 school year before being appointed as the Assistant Principal in 2018. She has a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction and a Master’s in Educational Leadership, both earned from the American College of Education.
Mrs. Slentz is a true native, born in Rockledge and raised right here on Merritt Island. She is married to Coach Slentz, who works as the Athletic Director at Space Coast Jr/Sr High. Together they have four children; ages 7, 9, 13, and 15.
Since introducing PBIS to Audubon during the 2019-2020 school year, Mrs. Slentz is very proud of the positive impact the program made schoolwide. She will continue to build on the program’s success and help cultivate a culture where all staff, students, parents, and community members work together to create lifelong learners and individuals of character. Mrs. Slentz looks forward to watching all of her Eagle students “SOAR” during the 2021-2022 school year to make it the best yet!
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Principal: Mrs. Candace Jones
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Jaime Slentz
Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday - Friday
Student Day: 7:30am - 2:30pm