The mission of Pineapple Cove Classical Academy is to develop graduates in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility. We are building intelligent, virtuous American citizens.

Administration

Paris Koblitz

Paris Koblitz

Principal

Mrs. Paris Koblitz has a passion for academic excellence and student success. As a founding member of each of the Pineapple Cove Classical Academy campuses, Mrs. Koblitz played an integral role in shaping the school’s vision an dmission, fostering a culture of classical education and intellectual growth.

Mrs. Koblitz holds a degree in marine Engineering, providing her with a unique perspective that she brings to her educational endeavors. Her journey in education began as a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher and Title 1 Coordinator at Westside Elementary, where she demonstrated a commitment to meeting the diverse needs of students and promoting equitable access to education.

Transitioning to Pineapple Cove Palm Bay as a third-grade teacher, Mrs. Koblitz continued to inspire and empower students to achieve their full potential. her dedication and leadership skills were further recognized when she assumed the role of Student Services Coordinator and eventually the Assistant Principal at Pineapple Cove West Melbourne in 2019.

Mrs. Koblitz is certified in Elementary Education K-6, ESOL, and has her Reading Endorsement, reflecting her commitment to ongoing professional development and enhancing her effectiveness as an educator. Her multifaceted background and expertise enable her to create dynamic learning environments where students thrive academically and socially.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Mrs. Koblitz is known for her vibrant personality and infectious enthusiasm. She brings energy and positivity to everything she does, inspiring those around her to embrace their potential and strive for excellence.

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John Ottinger, M.A.

John Ottinger, M.A.

Assistant Principal

Mr. Ottinger is a founding faculty member of Pineapple Cove Classical Academy – Palm Bay and a teacher with over fifteen years of instructional experience in grades 5-12. He formerly taught in private schools and for five years owned, operated, and developed a classical instructional program for homeschool students in middle school and high school. He also spent three years as a senior loan adviser in commercial real estate finance and development.

Mr. Ottinger has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education – Middle Grades and earned his Master of Arts in English from the University of Central Florida. He is certified in Elementary Education and English 5-9 and holds the ESOL Endorsement.

At PCCA, Mr. Ottinger taught sixth grade and middle school English and was the National Junior Honor Society adviser and chess club adviser. He was awarded two field trip grants from Target for students to attend plays at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. As the Upper School Faculty Chair, Mr. Ottinger served as the liaison between instructors and the administration and coached new teachers in the classical model of education and the mission of PCCA. Mr. Ottinger helped launch our high school program at the Palm Bay campus as AP of Curriculum before coming to the Lockmar campus. Ironically, Mr. Ottinger began his teaching career at this campus years ago when it was a private Christian school.

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Eddie Haber

Eddie Haber

Dean of Students

Mr. Haber is a dedicated educator and leader serving as the Dean of Students at Pineapple Cove Lockmar. With a passion for fostering academic excellence and student development, Mr. Haber brings over 12 years of experience in the field of education to his role.

Mr. Haber earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Florida, laying the foundation for his career in teaching and administration. Committed to continuous growth and learning, he pursued a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida, further enhancing his leadership skills and knowledge in the field of education.

As a founding member of the Lockmar campus, Mr. Haber has been instrumental in shaping its educational philosophy and programs. His diverse experience includes teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of the educational journey.

Mr. Haber is certified in K-6 Elementary Education, 9-12 Science Education, and holds certifications in ESOL and Educational Leadership. His commitment to excellence and student success is evident in his dedication to professional development and staying current with best practices in education.

In his role as Dean of Students, Mr. Haber plays a key role in creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. He is known for his compassionate approach, effective communication skills, and ability to build strong relationships with students, parents, and staff.

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Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler

Student Services Coordinator

As a founding member of Pineapple Cove Classical Academy Lockmar Campus, Mrs. Butler has been deeply invested in fostering a nurturing and inclusive educational environment since its inception. Her journey began over a decade ago as an Exceptional Student Educator, where she honed her passion for tailored instruction and student support.

Over the years, her dedication to fostering academic excellence and advocating for students with diverse learning needs led her to progressively assume leadership roles within the institution. Transitioning from an Exceptional Student Education Coordinator to her current position as the Student Services Coordinator, Mrs. Butler has had the privilege of spearheading initiatives that prioritize the holistic development and well-being of every student.

With a robust educational background, she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, followed by a Master’s in Education Curriculum and Learning with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and an additional Master’s in Educational Leadership. Her academic journey has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of educational practices and leadership principles, which she integrates into her daily work to drive positive change and empower students.

In addition to her educational background, Mrs. Butler holds multiple certifications, including Exceptional Student Education K-12, Prek-3rd, Educational Leadership, and the Reading and ESOL Endorsements. These certifications reflect her commitment to staying current with best practices and her dedication to meeting the diverse needs of every student.

With 12 years of experience in education, including 10 years in Exceptional Student Education, one year in general education, and one year in administration, she brings a wealth of expertise to the role. She is deeply passionate about creating inclusive learning environments that empower students to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to their communities. As a proud member of Pineapple Cove Classical Academy, she is dedicated to cultivating a culture of excellence, compassion, and lifelong learning.

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Brittany Holmes

Brittany Holmes

Student Activities Coordinator

Mrs. Holmes is an enthusiastic professional with over 15 years of experience in education and student engagement. Currently serving as the Student Activities Coordinator, Mrs. Holmes brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to her role, fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus community.

Mrs. Holmes’ journey in education began with her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, which she earned in 2008. She then pursued her passion for storytelling and communication by obtaining a Master of Arts in Journalism from The University of Alabama. This diverse educational background equips her with a unique perspective and skill set to effectively engage with students and colleagues alike.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Holmes has been recognized for her commitment to excellence. She was honored to be part of the prestigious Jostens Program of Excellence for two consecutive years at Covenant Christian School, where she played a pivotal role in enhancing the student experience and promoting a culture of achievement. She  is certified in grades 6-12 English.

With a relentless dedication to student success and a passion for creating memorable experiences, Mrs. Holmes is committed to empowering the next generation of leaders and fostering a sense of belonging within the school community.

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Our Story

 

Pineapple Cove Academy, a highly successful early learning facility located in the Bayside Lakes Division of Palm Bay, has inspired the application for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy. Demand from parents for a K-12 opportunity that matches the rigorous and successful VPK program at the early learning facility has been the impetus for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy’s inception.

A Message from Our Founders

 

“Pineapple Cove Classical Academy is a natural extension of Pineapple Cove Academy Early Learning facility where excellence in early education has been established at the preschool level. It is with the overwhelming support of our parents and community that Pineapple Cove Classical Academy has become a reality.” – John and Beth Moran, Founders

 

Our Virtues

Courage

I will do the right thing even when it’s unpopular or difficult.

Perseverance

I will be persistent in my efforts despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Courtesy

I will be polite, use manners, and maintain a positive attitude in all daily interactions.

Self-Government

I will use self-control in my actions and my interactions with others.

Honesty

I will speak the truth and act truthfully with others and myself.

Service

I will seek to help others through my words and deeds.

In the News

Governing Board

PCCA’s Governing Board plays an essential role in the school’s success through its initial leadership and ongoing oversight of the school’s operations.

Meet Our Governing Board

School Accountability Reports

The annual Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) School Public Accountability Reports (SPARs) meet ESEA’s requirement for schools and districts to provide parents with an annual school status report at the beginning of each school year.

View the School Accountability Reports