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Palm Bay Academy Welcomes New Middle School Principal

Palm Bay Academy Welcomes New Middle School Principal

Palm Bay Academy welcomes Mr. Paul J. Eichelkraut as the new principal to the Middle School Campus for the 2018-2019 school year. The new addition to the Palm Bay Academy family will help PBA to continue achieving success within their students and school.

The 24-year education veteran takes the new position of the PBA Middle School Principal as a proven leader in the educational system. Mr. Eichelkraut, who is originally from Wisconsin, started his teaching career as a Fulbright Scholar ESL Teacher in Bad Ischl, Austria giving him a global perspective on education.  Additionally, he served as one of six United States representatives to the 1992 NATO World Peace Conference in Wannsee, Germany.

Mr. Eichelkraut has also taught and administered schools, as well as districts, in other states. He holds an administrative license for the states of Florida, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. He is a licensed superintendent, director of instruction, principal, English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and German instructor. 

Mr. Eichelkraut’s expertise lies in curriculum and instruction; school turnaround; and school/district policy, management and leadership. Mr. Eichelkraut created an organization’s first model school, produced a U.S. state’s first alternative school model and lead a district in their successful reaccreditation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Eichelkraut was also a state National Education Association (NEA) representative, who served on the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as a Collegiate Board Accreditor.

A firm believer of positivity, his philosophy on education and in life is “Success is not an option. It’s an expectation.”

“As Palm Bay Academy’s new middle school principal, I feel extremely honored to be a part of the PBA family and look forward to enhancing our students middle school experience,” said Principle Eichelkruat. “I am committed to PBA’s promise of ‘We Care More’ as my door is always open to help.” 

If you’d like to learn more about Palm Bay Academy K-8 and language immersion schools please visit or contact the school at 321-984-2710.

About Palm Bay Academy

Palm Bay Academy is a K-8 tuition free charter school in Brevard County with three different campuses; traditional(elementary), middle and language immersion. As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to students, Palm Bay Academy also has a commitment to ensure that students receive the best guidance and support to insure they feel happy and safe and are therefore able to thrive and achieve academically.

For more information contact:

Brittany Laycock at or 321.409-0519


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