Steven M. Rothstein became CEO of Citizen Schools on September 1, 2014 where he is humbled by the students, staff, AmeriCorp team members, Citizen Teachers, partners and others to provide the quality services every day.
He had completed over 11 years as President of Perkins School for the Blind. During his tenure, Perkins grew from serving 40,000 people to roughly 900,000 people throughout the US and in 67 countries around the world. Perkins started to grow hundreds of schools worldwide, completed its largest capital campaign in its 185 years of service, built more buildings on campus in 100 years and significantly expanded its teacher training, technology and educational programs. Prior to Perkins, Steven started and ran an environmental consulting company, served as a senior official in a large state human service agency, and cofounded and served as general manager of Citizens Energy Corporation, a non-profit energy and health care company. He also was an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Management.
Steven graduated from Williams College and received an MBA from Northeastern University. He has also served on numerous boards including the Massachusetts Department of Education (now Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) in the 1970’s as a high school student and chaired an extended day program board in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has received several professional awards and recognitions and has been published in several publications. Steven lives in Somerville with his wife, Susan Maze Rothstein, a professor of law at Northeastern University. The couple has two sons. One is a doctor and the other works for an environmental company.
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