National Speaker Kafale Impacts Students and Staff

ST. LUCIE COUNTY “Principal Baruti Kafele, my name is Tyler, and it’s important that you know my name.” These were the words of a Palm Pointe middle school student who echoed the heart of the guest speaker’s message to students while shaking hands with the larger-than-life Kafele.  According to on-looker Principal Kathy Perez, the 12-year-old heeded the powerful message of being mission-minded and developing the necessary passion, purpose, and drive to persevere through challenges for success in school and in life.


Perez stated that Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition maintains and on-going schedule of talent development for staff throughout the year. Kafele authored Closing the Attitude Gap, is an award-winning former educator and principal, and speaks to the importance of being mission minded.  “He inspired our professional staff and captivated our students as an added bonus.”


About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit,


Principal Baruti Kafele engages Palm Pointe middle school students with a message of being m   mission-minded.


Author: Lydia Martin

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