It is an honor to serve as the leader of (NETABSE) Northeast Texas Alliance for Black School Educators in Texarkana, USA. NETABSE is seeking to build membership of educators committed to personal and professional development, along with a compelling spirit of giving back to communities in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. NETABSE is a regional affiliate, serving Bowie, Miller, and Cass Counties. We are an affiliate of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) and National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE).
To initiate a Northeast Texas affiliate of TABSE, representatives of the four Texarkana-area school districts, along with representatives from Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana, met in the spring of 2012. With a focus on creating more awareness of the role of teachers and the need for quality education and support systems, NETABSE has fast-forwarded to having achieved its current strengths and service to youths.
We understand that education is indeed a journey and not a destination; therefore, we will continue making the of the moment helping others reach for their brass ring.
In the words of a great leader, “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”—Denzel Washington. Therefore, it is most important that we join together to provide an educational environment that strengthens and nurtures for the world’s society.
The NETABSE continues to grow, advancing its goals to improve quality of education. The organization has three primary goals:
- To promote careers in Education to underserved student populations, especially, as well as to any Texarkana student interested in an Education career.
- To develop and offer a scholarship in the name of Mr. Dan Haskins, as well as scholarships in honor of outstanding educators who have served in Texarkana ISD, Texarkana ASD, Liberty-Eylau ISD and Pleasant Grove ISD.
- To increase awareness, support and membership in NETABSE, TABSE, and NABSE from all area school districts, colleges and universities for the furtherance of service towards these goals.
We welcome you to come be a part of a great organization shaping the future of education for all students.