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NABSE Past Presidents

The living mission of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) not only underscores the time-honored commitment of the organization’s founding members but also continues a tradition of service – consistently demonstrated by the Past Presidents. Established from unassuming beginnings in 1970, NABSE is now the nation’s premier non-profit membership organization and has devoted 34 years to furthering the academic success of this nation’s children – particularly children of African descent.
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Dr. Russell Jackson
President
1971 - 1972

Dr. Ulysses Byas
President
1972 - 1973

Dr. Charles W. Townsel
President
1973 – 1975

Dr. Deborah P. Wolfe
President
1975-1977

Mr. Joseph E. Hill
President
1977 – 1979

Dr. Ernest E. Hartzog
President
1979 - 1981

Dr. Marvin L. Greene
President
1981 - 1983

Dr. Donald H. Smith
President
1983 - 1985

Dr. Charles R. Thomas
President
1985 – 1987

Dr. Patricia Ackerman
President
1987 - 1989

Dr. J. Jerome Harris
President
1989 – 1991

Dr. Ted Kimbrough
President
1991 – 1993

Dr. Al Roberts
President
1993 – 1995

Dr. Charlie Mae Knight
President
1995 – 1997

Dr. Joseph Drayton
President
1997 - 1999

Dr. Lois Harrison Jones
President
1999 – 2001

Dr. André Hornsby
President
2001 - 2003

Dr. Deloris Saunders
President
2003 - 2005

Dr. Emma Epps
President
2005 - 2007

Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill
President
2007 - 2009

Carrol Thomas
President
2009 - 2012

Bernard Hamilton, Ed.D.
President
2012 - 2015

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