Website Pacific Christian Academy

Equipping the Next Generation

For 2024-2025 School Year

To Whom It May Concern:

Making a difference in the lives of students, assisting parents in their challenging role of raising students to love God, and coaching and mentoring teachers towards excellence is what motivates us to lead. Motion Pacific Christian Academy is looking for an Elementary
Principal to oversee the Elementary programs, and experience the blessing of serving God in a place where He is first in all programs.

At MPCA we teach our students to know and love God, while teaching them leadership, life skills, and academic content. Our school leaders work in unity, and with commitment and passion to facilitate a learning environment where students are motivated to learn and enjoy the challenge that comes with acquiring new skills.

The mission of Motion Pacific Christian Academy is to “offer families a superior Bible-based education that equips student to be socially relevant leaders who are fully prepared for higher achievement.” School leaders accomplish the mission through fulfilling the job description, which focuses on instilling a love for Jesus in each student, supporting parents, and training and encouraging teachers.

Motion Pacific Christian Academy has a rich history of providing Christian education in the
Puget Sound region. Our desire is to hire a qualified administrator who is a born-again Christian, whose life is committed to the truth of God’s word, and who has passion for leading the school community to live out the PCA values and beliefs.

We invite you to learn more about who we are at You will find the employment application under the employment tab. Please submit your application, cover letter and resume to We anticipate God’s blessing on you and on Motion Pacific Christian Academy as we seek His plan.

Serving Him,

Debbie Schindler
Head of School

Pacific Christian Academy
Job Description

Title: Principal – Puyallup Campus

Department(s): Administration

Reports to: Head of School

Hired by: Head of School

Evaluated by: Head of School Job

Summary The Principal will serve in the following major capacities:

Spiritual and professional leadership for employees on campus
Spiritual leadership for K-6 students
Student Discipline K-6
Oversight of the lunch and all campus support program
Teach a class as needed The Principal is expected to live a Christ-like life and be a role model as outlined in the Bible. The Principal will build the elementary school to an exceptional program, preparing students spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally to serve Jesus. He/she will prepare sixth graders to thrive in the secondary school. The Principal is a member of the Leadership Team.
Required Spiritual Qualities
It is expected that the school leader will …

Believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God—our standard for faith and practice. • Be a born again, Spirit filled Christian who is in agreement with the mission and vision, doctrinal statement, values, philosophy of education and policies.
Acknowledge Christ as Savior and seek to live life as His disciple.
Demonstrate a desire for spiritual growth as evidenced by his or her prayer life, Bible study, and spiritual outreach to others
o Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others (Luke 6:40), including being committed to God’s biblical standards for sexual conduct.

o Share the Christian faith with other people.

o Have a Christ-centered home.

o Actively participate in a local Bible-believing church.

Believe and actively support the school’s statement of faith. • Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with people. • Have a conviction that God has called him/her to Christian school ministry.
Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity, in all personal and professional matters. January 2024
Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.
Reflect and teach the mission, vision and core beliefs of the school.
Required Personal Qualities/Functions
It is expected that the school leader will …

Have the spiritual maturity, academic ability, and personal leadership qualities to “train a child in the way he should go” (Prov. 22:6, NIV).
Be an enthusiastic visionary, an encourager, and a self-starter with a high energy level.
Manage students with a firm, grace-filled accountability to high behavioral expectations.
Demonstrate sensitivity toward staff, parent, volunteers, and children, and an ability to interact effectively with them.
Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.
Lead Open Houses, Student Showcases, concerts, other school and development events as requested by the Head of School.
Understand the importance of discernment, discretion, and confidentiality in the operation of the classroom and school.
Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with courtesy, patience, friendliness, dignity, respect, and a good sense of humor.
Defend principles and conviction in the face of pressure and partisan influence.
Recognize her/his mistakes and take measures to correct them.
Be a collaborative team player.
Use acceptable English in written and oral communication. Speak with clear articulation.
Respectfully submit and be loyal to those in authority.
Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the school, both campuses, and the local community.
Place her/his school ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities.
Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, and good taste consistent with school policy. Required Professional Qualities/Functions It is expected that the school leader will …
Hold a master’s degree in education or an appropriate alternative.
Hold ACSI teacher and administrative certification or be willing to participate in a program to complete the requirements for certification within a specified time period.
Demonstrate a reasonable level of computer literacy, having a basic proficiency in word processing, creating and using a spreadsheet, producing an attractive newsletter, e-mail, and accessing the Internet.
Possess evidence of other adequate preparation, background, or experience as determined by the Head of School.
Seek and accept constructive evaluation of her or his own job performance.
Attend all MPCA Professional Development and workshops recommended by the Head of School.
Attend all meetings, during and after school, as requested by the Head of School.
Encourage students by attending after school events, as able.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Academic Program January 2024

Encourage teachers as they maintain their curriculum guide, including the Scope and Sequence and Course Outlines, ensuring a focus on Biblical worldview integration in all subjects.
Instruct teachers in best practices through mentoring and evaluation.
Submit orders for needed supplies and equipment to the Head of School.
Maintain accurate yearly records of academic and social growth.
Partner with parents and teachers in the spiritual formation and discipline of K- 6th grade students.
Facilitate a strong sense of school spirit throughout the K-6th grades.
Provide a budget for and monitor all campus programs.
Spiritual Leadership

Lead prayer, devotions, and other meetings as requested.
Oversee K-6 Chapel program, providing opportunity for spiritual challenge and growth for students.
Provide a strong leadership, training, and mentoring for all students, and particularly 5th and 6th graders.
Encourage student behaviors that honor God. Counsel students who are disobedient and are unable to stay in the classroom. Determine needed follow-up/consequences. Communicate with parents. Ensure that appropriate records are immediately placed in Focus.
Hold restorative circles/discussions with students when relationships have been damaged.
Support teachers with discipline issues, providing resources where possible.
Keep the Head of School informed regarding major disciplinary actions. Only the Head of School has authority to suspend/expel students.
Leadership in Student Care and Conduct

Provide leadership to the K-12 grade lunch program. Hire staff and oversee the finances ensuring a profit. Recommend policy and implement all safety and health processes needed. • Mentor teachers and students in expected conduct. Implement student discipline for K-6 and keep required records.
Support teachers as they provide a Christmas worship concert and spring concert.
Oversee student recess, student support personnel. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Summary of Essential Job Functions

Able to listen carefully and respond with grace and understanding to all members of the school community.
Able to manage time and prioritize daily and weekly tasks.
Able to manage the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of the job.
Able to walk forward and backwards.
Able to lift or carry classroom supplies, textbooks, furniture, and equipment to a maximum of 35 pounds.
Able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach, grab, pull, hear, see, and speak on a daily basis. January 2024
Able to monitor students in a variety of locations including those with noise, activity, and during inclement weather.
Work Hours and Compensation

The Principal is a full time, year round responsibility. The hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Salary range is $70,000 – $85,000, based on qualifications and work experience. Full benefits include a 100% tuition discount for eligible EE- Grade 12 dependents, and medical and dental insurance premiums paid 100% by the school. Please Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Please Note:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Employee discount
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off

8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
Ability to Relocate:

Puyallup, WA 98372: Relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person

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