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.
Welcome! My name is Candace Jones, and I am the proud principal of Audubon Elementary School. This will be my fourth year as the leader of this amazing group of teachers and staff. Together our 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 Retired Lieutenant Firefighter. We have one son named Riley who graduated from Merritt Island High School, and we have one dog named Remy.
My experience as a parent along with my various roles over the last 30 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. Candace Jones
Mrs. Jaime Slentz
Mrs. Slentz is beginning her sixth 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 21st 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 9, 11, 15, and 17.
Mrs. Slentz is very proud of the positive culture and climate of Audubon that in collaboration with Principal Jones, she has worked to build. This is truly a community school where our students and their parents/guardians are part of the Audubon family. She will continue to build on the school’s success and dedicate herself as a servant leader 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 2023-2024 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