The Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators (GCABSE) is a local affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). GCABSE is committed to improving the educational achievement of African American students.
GCABSE believes in identifying and promoting activities designed to sensitize the public at-large. specifically educators, to the needs of African American students in academic and non-academic areas of development.
"Fulfilling the Promise... the Unfinished Legacy"
GCABSE, as an affiliate of the NABSE, mirrors the mission of the national organization with only a difference in scope. GCABSE's mission is specifically focused on the Greater Charlotte area of North Carolina. GCABSE is dedicated to improving educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods to increase levels of overall achievement, attendance, and inspiration.
Promoting and facilitating the education of all students, with a particular focus on African American students.
Establishing a coalition of African American educators, administrators, and other professionals who impact the educational process.
FULFILLING THE MISSION
Creating a forum in our area for the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve opportunities for African American students and educators.
Identifying and developing African Americans assuming leadership positions.
Influencing public policy concerning the education of African American students in our community.
A Passion for Learning
Under the leadership of Dr. Daisy R. Walker, the Greater Alliance of Black School Educators was founded in 2002 as an affiliate of the NABSE. The organization was chartered in 2003 with thirty-two charter members. During the inaugural year, the total membership increased to fifty-eight.
GCABSE's Litany of Commitment was adopted from the national affiliate. It was re-written by Rosebud Turner to align with the mission of the local affiliate.
The First Annual Educational Excellence and Scholarship Banquet was held April of 2003. During this event, Dr. James L Pughsley was recognized as the first African American Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools.