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Wade Whitehead

Wade Whitehead (VA '00)

Virginia Teachers of Promise Institute

President and Founder
Roanoke, VA

At the time of the Award, Wade Whitehead was:

Crystal Spring Elementary School
Roanoke, VA

Biographical Information

At Crystal Spring School in Roanoke, fifth-grade teacher Wade Whitehead combines imagination, discovery, sharing, and technology to create a one-size-fits-few learning environment that is completely aligned with Virginia's Standards of Learning. A National Board Certified teacher, Wade has chaired his school's leadership and technology teams, and has created a number of Web sites, including, his official electronic home. As chair of the Virginia Milken Educator Network, Wade led the creation and implementation of the Teachers of Promise Institute, which provides the best of Virginia's teachers-to-be an opportunity to interact with and learn from master educators from across the state. Wade has served on advisory boards at several prominent companies, and has worked on a number of high-profile products with FableVision Animation Studios in Boston. He is frequently asked to speak to educators and families and at regional, state, and national conferences about his approach to teaching and learning, and often serves as a guest instructor to practicing and pre-service teachers at nearby universities.

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Milestone: Wade Whitehead Inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame

Milestone: Wade Whitehead (VA ’00) Leads 12th Annual Teachers of Promise Institute

Wade Whitehead Newsletters

Your Voices, Amplified
Feb 17, 2015

Wade Whitehead In The News

Crystal Spring Teacher Named to National Teachers Hall of Fame
The Roanoke Times  |  Mar 29 , 2016  |  Roanoke, VA

Teachers of Promise Institute Brings Top Future Educators to VCU Campus
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education  |  Mar 18 , 2016  |  Richmond, VA