Baruti Kafele

Principal Kafele

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Milken National Educator, internationally-renowned speaker and best-selling author, Principal Baruti Kafele is on fire! He’s on a mission to motivate, educate and empower educators, parents and children toward the elimination of the attitude gap, the world over. A highly-regarded urban public school educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Kafele distinguished himself in the classroom and as a school leader.

As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, he was selected as the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. He was also selected for Who's Who Among America's Teachers six times. As a middle and high school principal, he led the transformation of four different schools, including "The Mighty" Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national recognition by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education and U.S. News and World Report Magazine recognizing it three times as one of America's best high schools. Principal Kafele's school leadership has been featured in numerous publications which include the recently published book, Insights Into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works by Bill Sterrett.

What he has to say about Dr. Clay!

“Dr. Clay is making it happen not only for boys of color, but for educators of boys of color as well. For the past several years that I have known him, he has done extraordinary in the area of providing professional development for educators of this particular population. I can assert with confidence that the educators who were privileged to have heard him have walked away with a plethora of strategies that they could implement immediately upon their return to the classroom. With Dr. Clay you have a winner.”