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, 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.