Closing the Attitude Gap with Principal Kafele (SD19-087)
Credits: 0 CEUs/PLUs / Tuition: $50 / Non West Ga RESA Fee: $75.00
Status: DISPLAY / Maximum Size: 175
Instructor: Principal Baruti Kafele
Date: 6/6/2019 Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: - Carroll County Performing Arts Center Carrollton, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 5/25/2019


Course Description

Principal Kafale will present information based on his best selling book, Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success. Principal Kafele asserts that the various gaps in student achievement continue to rank amongst the most important discussions in education today.

About Principal Baruti Kafele

A highly-regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over 20 years, Principal Kafele has distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational 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, and he was a finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. As a middle and high school principal, he led the transformation of four different New Jersey urban schools, including Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national recognition, which included U.S. News and World Report Magazine recognizing it as one of America's best high schools.


Currently, Principal Kafele is one of the most sought-after education speakers in North America. He is the author of 8 books, including his four ASCD best sellers, Closing the Attitude Gap, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, The Principal 50 and The Teacher 50. His 9th book, Is Your School Better BECAUSE You Lead It? is forthcoming. He is the recipient of over 150 educational, professional and community awards which include the prestigious Milken National Educator Award, the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award, induction into the East Orange, New Jersey Hall of Fame, and the City of Dickinson, Texas proclaiming February 8, 1998 as Baruti Kafele Day.


Carroll County Performing Arts Center
775 Old Newnan Rd
Carrollton, GA 30116

Class Notes

Payment Due Date: 6/1/19

Payment should be submitted online after registration or sent to the following address:

West Georgia RESA
ATTN: Kerri Felder
99 Brown School Drive
Grantville, Georgia 30220

Make Checks Payable to West Georgia RESA 

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***Cancellation Policy***

We accept cancellations up to 10 days before a scheduled class. After this date, registrants will be charged and are welcome to send a replacement if they cannot attend. No-shows will be responsible for full payment.