Associate Director, College Success and Compass Coach
Andrea Rutherford joined Perkins School for the Blind as the Associate Director of College Success and Compass Coach in November 2021. Andrea brings a variety of experiences working in public school systems working in special education, combined with a passion for working with students with vision loss.
Andrea started her career as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and braillist while working toward her teaching degree. Andrea has a Master’s degree from Cambridge College in Special Education. She earned a Master’s from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in teaching students with visual loss and orientation and mobility coursework. Andrea also has a degree in School Administration from East Carolina University. Andrea’s approach to her work integrates servant leadership, impacting students, families, and educators in public education for over 19 years.