Chief of Staff Vice President, Strategy and Operations
Nora Gomperts has been Turnaround for Children’s Chief of Staff since 2016. In 2019, her role grew to include the Vice President of Strategy and Operations. In her dual roles, Nora partners closely with Brigid Ahern, Turnaround’s President and CEO, on high-priority internal and external projects and manages the Board of Directors. Nora helps lead Turnaround’s work on strategic and annual planning and operational effectiveness, including integration and initiatives across departments. She joined Turnaround in 2014 as the Special Assistant to the CEO.
Before joining Turnaround, Nora was a math teacher at LaSalle-Backus Education Campus, a Program Coordinator at iMentor and a Project Manager at Civic Entertainment Group, where she focused on planning NBC News’ Education Nation conferences.
Nora holds an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from American University and a B.A. in psychology from Yale University.
What motivates you?
I believe that by increasing educational equity, we can improve societal equity and justice.
What is your greatest achievement?
I have helped dozens of middle-school aged girls realize that it’s not lame to love math – that they can be great at it, actually enjoy it and use it to support their educational success.