Ken Wade

History US Men's Tennis, Head Coach M.A. The George Washington University

Ken Wade, history teacher at the Waterford School, graduated from the University of Utah (B.A. in History and Asian Studies) and The George Washington University (M.A. in East Asian Studies), and completed coursework toward a Ph.D in History at The University of California at Berkeley. He also spent a year studying Japanese history at Kumamoto University in Japan as a recipient of the the Japanese Ministry of Education, Japan Studies Scholarship. Ken has served as Upper School Dean, Chair of the History Department at Waterford, and has served as Coordinator of Scholarship Students and as an advisor to students in both Middle and Upper School. He was awarded the Waterford Educator Prize in 2012. Ken joined the Waterford School faculty following his graduate studies and has since taught a variety of ancient, medieval, and modern history courses. He has collaborated with colleagues to develop new courses in Human Geography and Medieval Japanese and West African history and has also developed senior elective courses that he teaches yearly in Early Modern Japan and the Pacific War. He taught AP European history for eight years, including four years where he was employed as a College Board reader for the AP European history exam, and he also served on an educator advisory panel during the exam revision period that culminated in 2015. Ken has also led many summer term courses at Waterford, including traveling with students to Japan and Europe. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Ken has been the Waterford head tennis coach since 2003 and has coached multiple state champion men’s and women’s teams and individuals. He loves playing tennis, skiing, cycling, and traveling with his family.