Professional Learning

In partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), American Express launched the American Express Principals Path to Leadership Initiative, a giving program created to expand effective principal preparation programs. In October 2015, American Express and NASSP announced the five winners awarded a Principals Path to Leadership grant. The winners—selected from more than 70 applicants—received a total of approximately $2.5 million to increase their capacity and impact over a three-year period, with an eye toward long-term sustainability.

Now in its third year, the Principals Path to Leadership program represents one of American Express’ largest investments in education leadership training to date, and it continues the company’s commitment to leadership development across the social sector.

Principals Path to Leadership: Compendium of Effective Practices

To highlight each grantee’s work, practices, and successes to date, NASSP and American Express released Principals Path to Leadership: Compendium of Effective Practices in 2017. The Year 1 report highlights the work of each grantee and shares their successes with the broader education community.