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Happy New Year 2022

TABSE wishes everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year for your families, schools and students that we serve. It is hoped that our present pandemic of Covid 19 comes to a quick and safe end throughout the entire world. Although life will never return to what it use to be, we hope and believe it will be better for all, and that we will be able to once again practice happy and safe social gatherings with family, friends, associates and colleagues in public social atmospheres.

In the year 2022, let us finally realize that "together we stand and divided we fall". We must continue to search for the "big picture" in things occurring around the world, and stand up to speak truth that will serve and protect our families, friends, neighbors and communities. Pay attention to all election campaigns, because the local elections affect our communities every day, as opposed to only the national elections. The local elected officials, judges and politicians are in office to serve their constituents. Support them if they are properly representing your best interests, but replace them at election time if they have not served your interests as they promised. Always take part in elections because they are so important that laws are being drafted to prevent or discourage your votes.

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated the third Monday in January here in the United States. We celebrate his life for the leadership and vision he brought to the struggle of Black America and poor people across the country. Let's celebrate his birthday by "standing up" for right, and not sitting down due to indifference or fear. Dr. King would have been 93 years old on January 15th of 2022.

"The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers".

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Principal Certification Exam Prep Course

If you need help passing your Principal’s Certificate exam, make plans to head to Tyler! The Tyler Area Alliance of Black School Educators is hosting a free Principal Certification Prep Course facilitated by TABSEs Cynthia McFarland. Register today! See the flyer below for information.

Sponsored by Tyler Area Alliance of Black School Educators

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The Shoulders We Stand On

Someone You Should Know

Dr. Clarence Bibby was born, September 27, 1954 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Making education a priority throughout his life, Clarence Bibby graduated with his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in 1977. Clarence Bibby received a Master's Degree in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1987 and went on to complete his doctorate in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1988.

Dr. Bibby served as the Director of the Upward Bound Program from 1985 through 1988 at Huston-Tillotson College. After receiving his Doctorate, he served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Huston-Tillotson College from 1988 until 1990. Dr. Bibby continued his public service work and began working for the City of Austin in 1991 for Austin Energy, where he served as Director of Corporate Improvement Services in the Office of the General Manager until his untimely passing in August 2012.

Dr. Bibby was admired as a public servant and a leader in the community. He was a Life Member of The University of Texas Exes and was honored as the Outstanding African American Alumnus by the Ex-Students Association of The University of Texas.

Dr. Bibby was a founding member of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators. While he was passionate about education and intellectual pursuit, his greatest joy were his children, Julian and Jordan. As one of the pioneers in the establishment of TABSE, Dr. Bibby’s contributions and dedication is to be remembered and celebrated as an outstanding educator.

Dr. Clarence J Bibby Jr.

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TABSE 2022 Award Nominations Are Open

TABSE State Conference Awards

Each year the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators recognizes distinguished individuals who have made local and state contributions to the education of African American educators and learners. These individuals have shared and exemplified the vision and mission of TABSE. The awards are collectively known as the TABSE Awards. TABSE will honor those selected persons at the virtual state conference on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Herein is the chance for TABSE members and affiliates to nominate an individual for one or more of the following TABSE Awards:

Affiliate Student Spotlight (1 student per active affiliate will be awarded a $500 scholarship)
TABSE Teacher of the Year Award
TABSE Assistant Principal of the Year Award
TABSE Principal of the Year Award
TABSE School Board Member of the Year Award

The deadline to submit nominations is January 31, 2022.

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TABSE Executive Board Nominations

TABSE'S Nominations for Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian are OFFICIALLY CLOSED! Election of officers will occur shortly. Current TABSE members will be eligible to vote in the election prior to the start of the State Conference.



Houston AABSE conducts a Toy Drive for Needy families at Christmas

HAABSE conducted an annual Christmas Toy Drive and membership social on Saturday, December 4, 2021, in order to assist families currently living at the Salvation Army. Toys and gifts for male and female students ranging in age groups from elementary through high school were collected by members and donations purchased through Amazon. Gifts were provided to thirty-five students reported housed at Salvation Army Family Residence one week prior to Christmas. The evening was one of few opportunities to network in person and enjoy the company of the HAABSE membership, while making it possible to provide holiday cheer for families. The event was hosted at the Houston Buffalo Soldier National Museum.


RAABSE’s Inaugural Adopt an Angel

RAABSE’s Inaugural Adopt an Angel was a SUCCESS! Students and parents at Richardson ISD Thurgood Elem were so appreciative. Thanks for your leadership
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TABSE Business Partner of the Month

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Amplify is a curriculum and assessment company launched in 2000. Amplify products and services provide assessment and analytics for data-driven instruction and next-generation digital curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards. Amplify provides print, digital, and blended core curriculum for ELA and science. ELA curricula are based upon the Common Core State Standards and the science curriculum is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. The science program was developed in partnership with the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California Berkeley. Amplify is dedicated to collaborating with educators to create learning experiences that are rigorous and riveting for all students.


TABSE School District of the Month

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Stafford Municipal School District

Stafford Municipal School District is more commonly known as the best little school district in Texas. Located between Harris and Fort Bend counties, Stafford services 3,600 with the goal of maintaining a small-school environment, while also meeting the educational needs of the 21st century.

The district covers all of the city of Stafford and is controlled by the city, making it the only school district in Texas that is not an independent school district operated by an independent school board.

Upon arrival at Stafford MSD in 2014, Superintendent Robert Bostic has spearheaded the District’s involvement in a Pre-K through 12th Grade Robotics Program that has positively impacted the District. Since its’ inception, Stafford MSD has received more than $300,000 in grants for its Robotics program.


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