Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Gerri Bohanan is the Communications Chairperson for the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) and former (2011-2014) NABSE Instruction& Instructional Support (IIS) Commission Chairperson. During her position as the chairperson, Gerri improved the IIS communication assets. She sought sponsors to host the commission’s luncheons as well as developed the IIS Educator’s Strand Days during the NABSE conferences.  She combined partnerships leading to the creation and promotion of the NABSE Teacher Summits that started in 2014, a national professional development program which engages educators with resources and opportunities to gain more information, insights and abilities to improve their skills. Lastly, she represents NABSE as a Teacher Diversity committee member of the American Federation of Teachers.

Bohanan is on loan from the Baltimore City Public Schools to serve full time as the Baltimore Teachers Union Liaison for Support Services where she manages, coordinates and mentors para-educators seeking to become teachers. In addition, recommending college courses for teachers and professional service related personnel seeking to gain and/or renew their certification.

Gerri was raised in Brooklyn, New York.   She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sojourner-Douglass College, her Master’s degree and her Mind, Brain and Teaching Certification from Johns Hopkins University.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She firmly believes, “We can’t teach if we are not learning.”