Founder, President, and CEO, Turnaround for Children
Pamela Cantor is founder, president, and CEO of Turnaround for Children, a nonprofit that works with low-performing public schools to address obstacles to teaching and learning that stem from the stress of poverty. Turnaround helps struggling schools set the stage for academic achievement and healthy student growth by translating neuroscience and the study of child development into educational practices that are teachable to educators and administrators. Cantor founded Turnaround after co-authoring a study on the impact of the September 11, 2001, attacks on schoolchildren. Cantor, who practiced child psychiatry for nearly two decades, is an Ashoka Fellow and was awarded the 2014 Purpose Prize for Intergenerational Impact.