The National Alliance of Black School Educators is a nonprofit organization that communicates the need for all students to graduate from High School better prepared for College, work and life. Each affiliate is a coalition of educators from diverse fields committed to providing professional support to teachers and other professions of African descent who will assume leadership positions in education to influence public policy. They should offer a variety of activities, events and projects designed to involve African American youth, parents, teachers, district personnel and the community in all phases of African American life within the public school program. We strive to support local school systems to assure a quality, culturally responsive education for all students.
To enhance and facilitate the education and social development of all students, especially students of African descent throughout North Carolina local school districts. We also work in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction and local school districts in North Carolina in delivering our services.
To assist and support schools in providing a premier education for all students especially students of African descent
We assist in the educational systems by supporting initiatives implemented by the districts in the areas and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). We focus our work interchangeably on seven areas: Students, parents, teachers, community, business, administrators and district personnel.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” - Mandela
Betty Howell Gray, Ed.D., NABSE Life Member
North Carolina ABSE, Founder
NC NABSE Affiliates
Retired Principal, Seattle
Public Schools, Director of Marketing
Southeast Regional Representative
Founder, Seattle ABSE
Dr. Betty Howell Gray has received numerous awards, proclamations and recognitions in her career. Prior to her relocation from Bellevue, WA to Charlotte, North Carolina over nine years ago, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented her with the W.E.B. DuBois Talented Tenth Award. In recognition of Service for Leading and Up lifting the Seattle Washington Community for over 38 years. She is a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina. She is also the founder of the Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators.
Gray was honored with 2018 Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the most prestigious awards and highest award by the Governor of North Carolina. It is also the highest honor for extraordinary Community Service given by the State of North Carolina. Organizing a series of Parent Forums in partnerships with the US Department of Education, Family Partnership serving over 800 Parents in North Carolina Public Schools.
Dr. Betty Howell Gray was recognized among 2020 Class of 50 Most Influential Women by Mecklenburg Times for her ongoing passionate leadership to ensure school districts are providing a quality education for all students focusing on teacher and learning with NC NABSE Series of Professional Development Activities. The 50 Most Influential women was created to spotlight and recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, in education, economy and in society. They are selected by a panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishments and community involvement within the Charlotte area.
North Carolina General Assembly 40th Senatorial District of North Carolina presented Dr. Betty Howell Gray with a Certificate of Honor for Launching My Brother’s Keeper Program using NABSE’s signature Program, African American Males and Males of Color Leadership Program ran for seven years serving over 5,000 African American Males and Males of Color.
The first NABSE Affiliate was organized under the Leadership of Dr. James Pughsley, Charlotte Mecklenburg School’s first African American Superintendent and Dr. Daisey Walker, First President, Greater Charlotte ABSE. Under Dr. Gray’s Leadership, six other NC Affiliates have been organized in partnership with School and Affiliate Leaders with two state affiliates in the Southeast, Georgia Affiliate & Virginia Affiliate. We are proud to have a total of Seven North Carolina NABSE Affiliates. NABSE is growing throughout the country!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO NORTH CAROLINA LEADERS AND COMMUNITY FOR RECOGNIZING NC ABSE WORK FOR SCHOOL STAFF, CHILDREN, PARENTS AND COMMUNITY.
FOUNDER - Betty Howell Gray, Ed.D.
Betty Howell Gray, Ed.D.
Zoletta Taylor, Ed.D.
Public Relations & Social Media Specialist
Latreicia Allen, Ed.D.
Scholarship & Fund Development
Hospitality & Amenities
Budget & Finance
Recognition Program for Students
Business and Community
Governance in Education
Program Development, Research and
Instruction and Instructional Support
Copyright © 2023 North Carolina NABSE Affiliates - All Rights Reserved.
Created by Dare2Dream Inc.