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School Overview:

National Christian Academy is a coeducational school for K - 12 grades in Fort Washington, MD; located just outside of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Since 1982, NCA has been providing a small academic classroom environment for exceptional learning and development. The NCA mission is to lead students and families to a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and to prepare students for college, life, and eternity through excellent academics while fostering Godly character. It is our vision to "Educate the whole child to grow God's Kingdom through Christian faith." NCA is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and Middle States Association. For more information about NCA access the school website at (

National Christian Academy Principal


Position Summary:

National Christian Academy seeks an experienced ministry-minded leader, visionary and entrepreneurial principal to plan, develop, implement, and oversee approximately a 200-student pre-school through 12th grade program.  Qualified applicants must be committed to furthering student achievement, educational equity and providing a safe and nurturing environment to grow and learn spiritually and educationally. Collaboration is a key component of this position and requires purpose-driven direction for groups and individuals, facilitating the development of a shared vision for the school, formulating goals and planning changes with the staff by setting priorities in terms of staffing, technology requirements, students and parent and community partnerships. This position requires information collection, including gathering facts and data, seeking knowledge of changing policies, new laws, and precedents, managing data flow, classifying and organizing information for the highest level of decision-making and monitoring.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Implement student development theories, principles, and concepts.

  • Reinforce Christian school culture, principles, and values.

  • Plan regular maintenance of facilities, school grounds and equipment.

  • Provide professional development training programs for teachers and staff personnel.

  • Ensure the effective implementation of the Abeka curriculum and maintenance of the accreditation status.

  • Promote a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Provide faculty and students with materials and resources to promote a learning experience.

  • Manage the operation and educational programs of the Academy including supervising teachers and
    other staff and evaluating and pursuing related programs.

  • Enforce and monitor safety protocols.

  • In collaboration with the assigned finance director, plan and develop the budget; prepares budget recommendations and maintains the approved budget.

  • Supervise the maintenance of the physical school by observing and reviewing reports of problems, assessing needs and directing maintenance and repair activities.

  • Procure, apportion, monitors, accounts for and evaluates the fiscal, human, and time resources needed to reach outcomes that reflect the needs and goals of the school.

  • Analyze the results of the testing programs.

  • Monitor individual student progress through special staffing.

  • Collaborate with other administrative directors in assessing and recommending programs and services.

  • Initiate needs analysis and, with the staff, plan and implement a framework for curriculum.

  • Recruit, interview and recommend faculty for employment.

  • Engage faculty and others to plan and participate in recruitment and development.

  • Develop and evaluate the performance of teachers and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises licensed and non-licensed faculty, including providing for performance evaluation and staff development.

  • Coordinate extracurricular programs with the regular education program.


Evaluates educational programs and plans curriculum.

  • Analyze the results of the testing programs.

  • Monitor individual student progress through special staffing.

  • Collaborate with other district administrators in assessing and recommending district programs and services.

  • Initiate needs analysis and, with the staff, plans and implements a framework for curriculum.

  • Aligns curriculum and outcomes.

  • Monitor social and technological developments, including youth service, regarding curriculum.

Required Education and Training:

Master's or Doctorate Degree with special emphasis in:

  • Instructional and educational theories, trends, strategies principles and practices.

  • Supervisory and management theory, principles, and techniques.

  • Christian procedures and policies governing building administration and management.

  • Policies, procedures, rules and guidelines pertaining to school budget preparation.

  • Child development theories, principles, and concepts.

  • Uphold school cultures and values.

  • Knowledge of major curriculum models, especially as related to interpreting a Christian curriculum.

  • Principles and fundamentals of public relations and public involvement.


At least three (3) years of full-time equivalent teaching experience is required.

Responsible for Direct Supervision of the Following Positions:

  • Instructional staff including teachers, specialists, and educational assistants.

  • Administrative support staff.


  • A current elementary principal’s license issued by the Maryland Department of Education. 

  • Routine background check required.

Physical Job Requirements:

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