The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation’s premiere non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children – particularly children of African descent. NABSE boasts an outreach to a distinguished group of preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.

To that end, NABSE seeks to:

  • Promote and facilitate the education of all students, with a particular focus on African American students;
  • Establish a coalition of African American educators, administrators and other professionals directly and indirectly involved in the educational process;
  • Create a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve opportunities for African American educators and students;
  • Identify and develop African American professionals who will assume leadership positions in education and influence public policy concerning the education of African Americans.

NABSE’s compelling mission and purposes are achieved through three primary areas of focus:

  • Professional Development Programs that strengthen the skills of teachers, principals, specialists, superintendents and school board members;
  • Information Sharing around innovative instructional and learning strategies that have proven successful in motivating African American youth and increasing academic performance in critical learning areas; and
  • Policy Advocacy to ensure high standards and quality in our public and private education systems
  • Research programs of the Charles D. Moody, Sr. Institute produce projects that identify educational practices that demonstrate excellence in the school performance of African American studies.



NABSE must ensure that its efforts are relevant!  It is important that NABSE develops programming that is strategically designed and relevant to the current needs of students and educators.  The efforts of local affiliates, state affiliates and national commissions should embrace the organizations past while connecting to the reality of the 21st Century.


NABSE must ensure that its efforts are impactful!  The experiences that members and participants have while engaging with the organization should be transformative.  The benefits of their experiences should be seen and heard when they return to their respective positions. They should be able to translate their learning to impact others within their sphere of influence.


NABSE must engage in efforts that are sustainable!  The organization must ensure that appropriate protocols are in place to facilitate the development of long-term relationships that will be here through the future.  NABSE must engage in new models and modes of communication that will allow the organization to leverage its platform while building a network of learning that transcends its annual conference.


NABSE must ensure a mark of excellence!  NABSE has to be intentional at all levels (local, state, national) to represent a brand of high performance and high expectations.  The organization’s signage, logos, website and interactions are a representation of the mission and goals of the organization and therefore must bear a trademark of excellence.