The best principal preparation programs actively seek the best leadership talent, then cultivate that talent in a safe environment where aspiring leaders can make mistakes, consider their behavior, and try again.
These are consistent themes among the five principal-preparation programs awarded a Principals Path to Leadership grant, announced today by American Express and NASSP.
The winners—selected from more than 70 applicants—will receive a total of approximately $2.5 million to increase their capacity and impact over the next three years with an eye toward long-term sustainability. The grants are awarded at a time of heightened awareness of principals’ crucial roles in school improvements.
The five winning organizations and programs are: (more…)