With over 20 years of service in education, Wade Labay, Ed.D., brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the lead4ward team, serving districts in the areas of leadership and data visualization/analysis. Wade has a passion for helping educators navigate the complex and multifarious challenges of the profession and enjoys serving schools in their improvement efforts.

Prior to joining the lead4ward team, Wade served in a variety of roles and educational leadership positions as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and educational consultant. Most recently, he was a Director at Education Service Center Region 13, where he helped lead the development of a web-based curriculum management system for the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, which continues to serve the majority of school districts in the state of Texas.