Students watched a New Year's message from Principal Kafele titled "Attitude is a Game Changer." Students were encouraged to incoporate the words serious, diligence, focused, discipline, and resilience into their approach to education this year. Principal Kafele was Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. As a middle and high school principal, Principal Kafele led the turnaround of four different New Jersey urban schools. He is the recipient of over 150 educational, professional and community awards. He is the author of nine books and has delivered over two thousand conference and program keynotes, and student assemblies over his 32 years of public speaking. He is an expert in the area of “attitude transformation."