beverly_carter_remy_web.jpgMIAMI — A re-established affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), the Miami-ABSE, will hold its inaugural membership drive on Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:00 p.m. at Miami Lakes Educational Center, 5780 N.W. 158th St., in Miami Lakes. 

The National Alliance of Black School Educators is among the nation's premiere nonprofit organizations devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation's children, particularly children of African descent.

Founded in 1970, the alliance 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.

Now in its 38th year, NABSE boasts an outreach to more than 10,000 pre-eminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members.

The Miami-ABSE representatives have been meeting monthly since January 2012 planning for the districtwide inaugural membership event. The organizers say they look forward to providing the support needed by the faculty, staff and students of Miami-Dade County’s public schools.

They include Beverly Carter Rémy, president; Elaine Adderly, vice president, Valmarie Rhoden, secretary; Desiree Perkins, treasurer; Rose L. Martin, parliamentarian; and Sandra Perkins, historian. 

Educators throughout the city have met on a continuous basis to reestablish this organization. Those joining the affiliate officers to plan the event include Freddie Woodson, deputy superintendent; John Johnson, associate superintendent retired; John Dixon, Miami-Dade County; Valda McKinney, United Teachers of Dade; and Francis Francois, Union Institute & University.

For further information email the organization at

Photo: Beverly Carter Rémy