One of the most sought-after education speakers in America, Baruti Kafele is impacting America’s schools! An expert in the area of “attitude transformation,” Principal Kafele is a leading authority for providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies toward closing what he coined “The Attitude Gap.” As a middle and high school principal, Principal Kafele led the transformation of four different New Jersey urban schools, including “The Mighty” Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national recognition, including being recognized three times by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s best high schools. A prolific writer, he is the author of eight books which include his national bestsellers Closing the Attitude Gap, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, The Principal 50, the Teacher 50 and Is Your School Better BECAUSE You Lead It? His most recent book is The Equity and Social Justice Education 50 published by ASCD. Principal Kafele is the recipient of more than 150 educational, professional and community awards which include the prestigious Milken National Educator Award and the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award.