FIRST ACADEMY Elementary School Principal & Preschool Director

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First Academy is “…located in a region that's experiencing drastic growth, Fayetteville – together with Bentonville, Rogers, and Springdale – has transformed from a small town to a center of higher education, culture, commerce and entrepreneurialism. The area known as Northwest Arkansas is the birthplace of Walmart, the headquarters of Tyson Foods and the home of the University of Arkansas, the flagship campus of the U of A system” ( Northwest Arkansas was also ranked the ‘4th Best Place to Live’ according to US News and World Report.

Join us at First Academy

First Academy provides a great educational experience that prepares students to take their knowledge and faith in Christ into a world void of the Truth of Christ. The Church and staff culture offer a unique bond that allows us to accomplish making disciples that will reach out to all the nations.

Join Our Team

Is the Holy Spirit leading you to help a school 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. We look forward to meeting you.


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.


  • Maintain alignment of the mission of First Academy and First Baptist 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.

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


  • 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.


First Baptist Rogers offers a generous salary package, contributes to a 403(b)-retirement plan, and 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.


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