Pamela Cantor

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. 

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Students today face a complex, economically competitive future. Yet in too many schools, they are missing a critical... See more
Human beings are the only mammals on the planet whose thinking, feeling and learning brain develops extensively after... See more
What will the Common Core mean to our nation’s struggling schools? It sets a high and necessary bar, but the challenge... See more