Award-winning, best-selling author, educational consultant and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele excelled as an urban public school educator in New Jersey for over twenty years. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, N.J., Principal Kafele 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 in East Orange, Plainfield and Newark, N.J., he led the transformation of four different schools, including Newark Tech High School, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to recognition by U.S. News and World Report
as one of America's best high schools.
He is the author of five educational books which include his national best-seller, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life
. He is also the recipient of over one hundred educational, professional and community awards which include the prestigious Milken National Educator Award in 2009 and the City of Dickinson, Texas proclaiming February 8, 1998 as Baruti Kafele Day.
Visit Baruti Kafele's Web site at PrincipalKafele.com