Andrew Rothstein

Executive Vice President, Special Projects

arothstein@naf.org

The son of passionate civil rights parents, family did much to bring people together. Some helped. Some didn’t. One failure was particularly dear to my father and was a huge disappointment to him. So I committed to making a social difference that my father would appreciate. My mother’s passion for education pointed me to major in speech therapy at Northwestern University. While there, I got interested in studying learning disabilities and got a Master’s at UNC-CH. On to teaching (international schools), a doctorate (NYU), administration (special school for students with physical disabilities), writing books, and consulting. Wanting more impact, I heard about NAF and its need for a new curriculum. Loved the mission, got lucky, and got in. The curriculum was the start, but I envisioned a student certification system that would demonstrate what we want NAF graduates to be and mirror our design. You know the rest, so far.