Mike Wade joined Community School in 1983 and currently teaches Calculus, Statistics, Algebra 2, and Economics. He also serves as Director of Summer Operations, Theatre Manager, and Provost for Graduation.
Mike holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, where he double majored in computer science and English, and a MBA in finance and economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining Community School, Mike held positions as Chief Financial Officer and VP of Operations for two businesses in the Wood River Valley. Before he moved to the Valley, he served four-and-a-half years of active duty service in the U.S. Army: first as an Infantry Platoon Leader and then as a Military Intelligence Officer at the National Security Agency. He also served as a member of the Army Reserve Pentathlon Team and as a Reserve Attaché to Greece.
In his years at Community School, Mike has enjoyed the variety of his work and the many opportunities for connection: "This place is so alive with activity, and there are so many fun, interesting, and hard-working people who show up here everyday," he says. "Sharing all the experiences I have had, both in and out of the classroom, with a different group of remarkable kids every year and with a wise and caring group of colleagues has kept me motivated and inspired to work hard and give my best."
Mike and his wife, Carol, are parents to two Cutthroats: Connor '05, who currently teaches math and coaches basketball in the Upper School, and Kevin '06, who teaches Upper School Theatre at the school. When not at school, Mike loves to travel with Carol.
"The daily variety since I started in 1983 has made for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding work life, allowing me to truly be a 'life long learner.'"