I am honored to serve as the President of the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE). HAABSE is an organization open to educators and non-educators of all nationalities. Our primary goal is to close the achievement gap between children of African descent and other student groups. Therefore, I encourage you to join this great organization that focuses on the education of all youth, especially children of African descent.
HAABSE is a local affiliate which is governed by our parent organizations—the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE), and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). NABSE conducts an annual conference in November, and TABSE conducts an annual conference in February or March. In addition, HAABSE hosts several events including an Annual Outstanding Teacher Awards and Recognition Ceremony in February, HAABSE Homecoming Picnic in June, HAABSE Holiday Service Project in December, organizational meetings, and Professional Development opportunities throughout the year.
In the spring of 2014, we will "roll out" our HAABSE Leadership Program for educators who are interested in school-based leadership networking and training. Participants will gain leadership skills and opportunities for personal and professional growth. In short, HAABSE remains committed to educating our youth, preparing educators and future leaders, and recognizing outstanding achievements in the field of education.
Again, welcome to the HAABSE website. We look forward to working with you!
Dawn D. Randle, Ed.D.