Degrees and Certifications:
Grades 5-9 Science/Biology Professional Cert. Grades 7-12 Science/Biology Professional Cert. General Science Professional Extension Cert.
Mr. Richard Wade
I grew up in Ransomville, NY and and graduated from Wilson High School in 2001. I earned my bachelors from Niagara University in 2005 in Education with a concentration in Biology. My master's degree is in Special Education which was completed through Grand Canyon University in the Spring of 2008.
I have been teaching in the Salamanca School District since September of 2005. I taught at the Salamanca Alternative School for 7 years where I taught Regents Biology, Regents Biology Lab, GED Science, and a variety of other subjects and topics. In Spetember of 2012, I moved to teaching 7th grade science and have been teaching 7th grade for 3 years and will be starting my 4th year in 7th grade science in September, 2015.
I am married to Mrs. Christina Wade (Yes, Mrs. Wade that works in the school district as an elementary teacher). We have been married since April of 2007 and have two sons. We live close to Salamanca to make our commute short and sweet.
In my spare time, I watch and play with my two sons at home. When I can get away for some time by myself, I love to hunt and fish. If I had a choice between hunting and fishing, hunting would come first. People often ask me what I hunt? I will hunt anything that moves or anything you can legally buy a tag for! My biggest whitetail deer I have ever shot was a 9 point buck in Pennsylvania in 2012. I have also hunted black bears in the State of Maine, Ontario, Canada, and here in New York. Yes, I have shot 4 black bears, 3 with a shot gun and 1 with a bow and arrow. I pursue wild turkeys during the spring and fall seasons in the area and have shot two random species of animals, a Russian Boar, and Red Stag doe.
Growing up in Western New York, I am a Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan and hoping for that elusive championship. I played baseball throughout my childhood until I graduated high school and prefer to follow the Boston Red Sox but will cheer for any MLB team except the New York Yankees.