Welcome From Principal Longani
Welcome to Palm Bay Academy Elementary
Where we are forging tomorrow’s leaders!
We are confident that we can serve your child’s needs, instill in them the qualities of a leader and the assurance to excel in tomorrow’s world.
PBA is the first school in Brevard to become a Leader In Me school. There are over 3600 Leader in Me schools in 50 countries. They are all committed to the cause of helping students develop the leadership and academic skills they need to survive and thrive in the 21st century. Applying this school-wide model, we intend to unleash each child’s full potential and find the leader in every child!
The Leader in Me starts from a powerful premise—every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process, developed in partnership with educators. The process includes student participation in goal setting, data tracking, leadership roles, Student-Led Conferences, leadership environments, and Leadership Events.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is the foundation of the Leader In Me process. When merged with the universal, enduring principles of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration, and renewal, these leadership principles create a common language and culture within the school. These 7 habits have been proven to improve academic engagement, comprehension, and performance by strengthening individual work habits and improving social interactions. They help improve student performance and support school success by helping to foster the qualities of independence (goal-setting, organization, time management, and planning); interdependence (teamwork, conflict management, creativity, and analytical skills); and renewal (fun, desire to learn, and good health).
The staff at Palm Bay Academy has made the commitment to model and implement the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in order to provide a caring and nurturing learning environment for our students. Through the teaching of the 7 habits, our staff will be working together with students to create a school that maintains the dignity of children through productive interactions while fostering positive relationships with parents and other community members.
We invite you to join us as we commit to the process of forging tomorrow’s leaders and stand together, becoming the lighthouse of the community, overcoming our future challenges.
Mrs. Madhu Longani
Director of Palm Bay Academy & Principal of Elementary Campuses
Meet The Principal, Mrs. Madhu Longani
Palm Bay Academy's principal and founder Madhu Longani, is a native of India. Her work experience involves educating elementary school children at every grade level. She has been teaching, volunteering, or substituting for the past twenty years, both in private and public school systems. Mrs. Longani’s background in Montessori teaching has added to her success as a regular education teacher enabling her to address and teach all levels of learning.
She is responsible for Palm Bay Academy’s academically advanced curriculum and for the creation and development of PBA’s Language Immersion program. Mrs. Longani has a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Delhi University in India, a T.T.C. (Montessori certification), and a Master of Arts (MA) R.M. College in India. She has been principal of Palm Bay Academy since its inception in 1998 and is Director of Space Coast Montessori.
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