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
Consultant, Acting President/Event Planner/Coordinator
Dr. Betty Howell Gray dedicates herself to improving the quality of education and life for children and social issues that address equity and opportunity. Her journey along this road took her through the roles of teacher, principal, director with over 38 years in Seattle Schools. She is currently a retired principal and processional volunteer consultant working with affiliates of the National Alliance of Black School Educators.
Dr. Gray has received numerous awards, proclamations and accomplishments. Since returning to North Carolina, she has organized three NABSE Affiliates in North Carolina to enhance and facilitate the education and social development of all children, particularly black children. She has organized a series of successful, Voter Education Seminars, Parent Forums, Town hall Meetings and Political Forums for School Board Candidates advocating for males of color on behalf of Charlotte My Brother’s Keeper Program. Her commitment to service and education has earned her a host of state and national awards. Awards since her relocation to Charlotte include the highest award given by the state of North Carolina, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine; 2012 Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award; 2016 Mecklenburg County Newsmaker of the Year; Certificate of honor by the 40th Senatorial District of NC General Assembly; and 2017 NC Career Mastered Leadership Award. Dr. Gray earned her BS degree from NCA&T University; MA from the University of Washington; Principal Certification from Western Washington University and doctorate from the Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Gray currently serves on several state and national boards. She has three lovely adult children—Frederick (Rita), Cedrick, and Kimberly. She is a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church; listed in Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who of American Women, Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Inc., and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Rho Psi Omega Chapter.
FOUNDER - Betty Howell Gray, Ed.D.
Betty Howell Gray, Ed.D.
Marvin Connelly, Jr., Ed.D.
Melvin Cummings, M.Ed.
Ms. Barbara Cooper
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
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