FIRST ACADEMY* Elementary School Principal & Preschool Director
*Formerly known as First Baptist Christian School

Is the Holy Spirit leading you to lead a school to grow and develop a Biblical Worldview? Does your walk with Christ encourage you to share His grace and mercy with the next generation? Do you feel called to go to the next level leading Christian teachers and staff to make a difference in the lives of children for the Kingdom? First Academy* is looking for an Elementary Principal and Preschool Director who is passionate about Jesus and wants to share that passion with like-minded Christians and the next generation of students.

Under the direction of the school board and in support of the mission of First Baptist Church of Rogers, the Elementary School Principal and Preschool Director is responsible to fulfill the school’s mission of honoring the Lord Jesus Christ by pursuing academic excellence while growing students in the grace of God’s Word so that students will engage their community with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

  • Align the mission of the school with the mission of First Baptist Church to make disciples of all the nations.

  • Supervise all teachers/staff and evaluate according to best industry standards and procedures as may be stated in the Staff Guidelines and Policies Handbook.
  • Develop the faculty members and identify areas of professional growth needed and write a professional development plan for each faculty member.
  • Ensure all state, ANSAA, ACSI, and industry requirements are met to allow for the highest level of educational quality possible for all students.
  • Be familiar with and ensure guidelines and policies are adhered to as stated in the Staff Guidelines and Policies Handbook.

  • For more information about the school, please visit our website:  

To be considered for this position, the applicant must complete an assessment called a Culture Index Survey. The survey can be accessed by following this link:


  • A Master’s Degree, preferably in Educational Leadership
  • Bring significant leadership and complex administrative experience

  • Have classroom teacher experience (5+ years) preferably at the elementary education level

  • Possess a valid principal certificate (ACSI or the State of Arkansas) or received the same within one year of employment

All new administrators and teachers must apply for and receive temporary ACSI certification within 6 months of commencing teaching before being eligible to be considered for a new contract.


Several benefits are available with the generous salary package. First Baptist Rogers contributes to a 403(b) retirement plan. An 80/20 health insurance plan is available for employee participation as well as optional employee-funded dental and vision coverage. Payroll deductions and full benefits options will be discussed during the interview process.

Helpful Information - Opportunity Packet

In order to help you make your decision, we have created this helpful packet of information about our church, the school and position, as well as the community of Northwest Arkansas. 

Download the Packet


As part of our application process, you will need to complete both of the following items: 

Culture Index Survey linked here
Submit our online application here