The Oregon Alliance of Black School Educators (OABSE) is one of 100 affiliates of NABSE throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean who continue the legacy established in 1973. Dr. Hartzog, the founder of OABSE, in collaboration with 11 Superintendents from across the United States created an organization for African American administrators as well as other educational personnel. By 1975, the Oregon Affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) was founded by Dr. Ernest Hartzog who was a founding member of NABSE.


The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is a nonprofit organization that communicates to receive a quality and equitable education. Each affiliate is a coalition of educators from diverse fields committed to providing professional support to teachers and other professions of African descent who will assume leadership positions to impact change in the education system.

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
— Bobby Unser


Our mission is to promote and improve the best educational experience and outcomes for Black students and provide an avenue for supporting Black educators.


Our vision is to live in a society where the opportunity gap is eliminated and access to a quality education is a reality for all students.