Nora Gelperin

Nora Gelperin

Director of Sex Education and Training at Advocates for Youth

Brief Biography

Nora Gelperin, M.Ed. (she/her) is the director of sex education and training at Advocates for Youth. She is one of the co-authors of Advocates’ Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality Education curriculum, which was released in January 2016 and used worldwide.

Nora is one of the national technical assistance providers on the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) initiative and has more than 20 years of experience providing sexuality education to youth and professional development to educators. Prior to joining Advocates for Youth, she was the director of training at Answer, where she founded the Training Institute in Sexual Health Education (TISHE) and Answer’s online professional development workshops. She was a community educator with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey.

Nora holds a Master's in School Health Education from Temple University, was awarded a Mary Lee Tatum Award from Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (APPLE) and was named a 2014 Fellow of the American School Health Association. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Medium, Salon, Illinois Public Radio, Boston Magazine and The New York Times.

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