“In order to increase the percentage of African American males in education, and to also close the achievement gap for students of color across the nation, we must develop the capacity of black male educators to achieve results that will yield outstanding student achievement data. It is our hope that NABME can partner with other organizations throughout the country to help propel this urgent initiative.”

NABME board members

Dr. William Blake

Board Secretary


Prince George's County, Maryland

"Disrupt education through innovation and creativity to educate the 21st century learner"

Rictor Craig Jr.

Board Chairman


Washington, DC

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

Joseph Speight, Jr.

Board Treasurer


Washington, DC

"It always seems impossible until it is done." - Nelson Mandela