Prior to joining the lead4ward team, Wade served in a variety of roles and educational leadership positions, most recently as a Director at Education Service Center (ESC) Region 13. He began as a classroom teacher and school administrator with additional experience in educational consulting and at the University of Texas at Austin. While at ESC Region 13, Wade 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.
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.