Founded in 1957, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving and supporting boards of education in Maryland. MABE is a leading advocate for public education in the state.
All 24 Maryland boards of education are members of MABE.
The Maryland Association of Boards of Education, representing all boards of education, is the primary and preeminent voice for public education in Maryland. It challenges, leads, and assists local boards to create and maintain excellent public schools for all of Maryland's children. MABE works collaboratively with all stakeholders to assure that all students achieve all that can be envisioned as learners, dreamers, and producers.
The mission of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education is to provide members with a strong collective voice, and to support local school board governance through professional development, advocacy and member services.
Our core values are integral to who we are and how we work. They are the guiding principles by which we conduct ourselves as we seek to fulfill our mission.
We serve public school boards above all else.
We champion local governance.
We create collaborative relationships.
We are a safe place to learn, laugh, share, and network.
We provide the skills and knowledge required for our members to become effective leaders engaged in governance that promotes excellent public schools for all of Maryland's children.
We serve our members by being advocates for public schools, for local control of education, and for the leadership and legal authority of school boards.
We provide value-added services that enhance the efficiency and capability of school system governance, management and operations.