Meet Our Superintendent

Dr. Nicolas Wade

Dr. Nicolas WadeDistrict 401's Superintendent of Schools is Dr. Nicolas Wade. After serving a year as D401's Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, he succeeded Dr. Kevin Anderson as leader of the District on July 1, 2017.

Following four years in the classroom as a high school English teacher, Dr. Wade moved into administration. He served as an assistant principal at Winnebago High School for two years.

In 2013, Dr. Wade arrived in District 401 to become Elmwood Park High School’s assistant principal. He held that position for three years before being named D401's Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in 2016.

He received his bachelor of arts from Bradley University, double majoring in English and secondary education.

Dr. Wade earned his master of education from Benedictine University in administration and leadership, and his doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University-Schaumburg.