Nora Gelperin, M.Ed. is the Division Director for the Sex Education and Training Team at Advocates for Youth. Nora 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, has been a member of the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) initiative and was part of the core team that developed the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills K-12, First (2012) and Second Editions (2020) and National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education, (Journal of School Health, 2014).
She has more than twenty years of experience providing sexuality education to youth and professional development to education professionals. Prior to joining Advocates 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 Masters 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.