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Upper School Principal

First Baptist Powell

7706 Ewing Rd., Powell, Tennessee 37849

Position Description

Position Description: The Upper School Principal provides focused leadership on the strategic direction of the Upper School. This leader will support and seek to cultivate the overall direction of FBA established by the Head of School and School Board. Additionally, he or she will work to ensure that outstanding academic standards are fulfilled and Christian virtues are inculcated through a distinctively classical model of education.

Reports to: Head of School

Supervises: Upper School Teachers


–       Demonstrates a clear testimony of faith and a passionate devotion to Christ and His church.

–       Meets the spiritual portrait of a leader found in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9 and exhibits the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22.  He must be above reproach including a commitment to moral purity.

–       Is a member of First Baptist Powell or joins First Baptist Powell within six months of beginning employment.

–       Holds a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred).

–       Has obtained or is willing to obtain an ACSI Administrative Certificate.

–       Experience in a classical Christian setting preferred, particularly with grades 7-12.

–       Has a deep passion for truth, goodness, and beauty within the scope of a liberal arts education.

–       Is a lifelong learner and reader.

–       Has demonstrated supervisory leadership of faculty.

–       Is motivated for excellence in all of life for the glory of Christ.

–       Joyfully affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the Abstract of Principles.



–       Provide strong leadership for the students and faculty of the Upper School.

–       Cultivate a culture of respect consistent with historic Christian virtue within the Upper School.

–       Oversee and implement an integrated model of education in which all subjects are interconnected and biblically immersed.

–       Oversee a strong emphasis on understanding and employing the trivium.

–       Help recruit, develop, and care for faculty whose education philosophies and theological commitments match those of FBA.

–       Champions the direction of the Upper School while casting a vision for the value and benefit of classical Christian education among faculty members, FBA families, and others in the broader Knox County community.

–       Maintain excellent relationships with faculty, parents, and students.

–       Provides biblically based counseling and discipleship for student discipline issues.

–       Assists parents with resources, leadership, and other instruments for spiritual growth among the students.

–       Coordinates and supports the Lower and School principal to maximize coherent transitions from grammar to rhetoric emphases.

–       Actively participates in ministries of First Baptist Powell.

–       Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

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