“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” (John Lewis)
As we embark upon our 7th year as a local affiliate, we invite you to join our cause and get into good and necessary trouble with us to help carry out the mission and vision our founders charged us with years ago. As president, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this organization as we bolster a force for transformation through equity, efficacy, and policy to ensure unobstructed opportunities for students of African descent and the educators who serve them.
RAABSE is a local affiliate, which is governed by our state affiliate – the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE), and our national affiliate – the National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE).
Whether you are interested in strengthening your network, furthering your career or maybe just in need of a few more friends, RAABSE is a professional organization that is a great option for you. In addition to providing information about your chosen field, RAABSE can enhance your personal and professional development and provide endless networking opportunities.
We live in a day and age where establishing a presence in any given career field often demands working long hours in the office and bringing work home when the doors close. At the end of the day, you may have ideas for cultivating partnerships, yet not feel up to shouldering all the responsibility to organize them. As a member of RAABSE, you will have access to an established support system of experienced people who are motivated to get things done. The battle is half-won!
Learn to love what you do! You may not even know that you love something, but it’s important to be proactive about things you discover on the journey. I invite you to join RAABSE and discover something new TODAY!
If you any questions about RAABSE or interested in joining, let’s start a conversation by calling me at 214-770-0456. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Darwin Prater Spiller
President of RAABSE