Background: Christine Wade is an associate partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice area. Christine began her consulting career in 2014 at Bain & Company, where she supported a broad range of clients through strategic planning and organizational effectiveness projects. In 2018, Christine joined KIPP DC for five months as a strategic projects extern, where she developed research and recommendations across a range of strategic growth and operational topics. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and economics from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.
Why I do this work: From the first day of kindergarten when I ran onto the school bus, I have always been passionate about education. As I grew up, I came to understand how much I benefited from the educational opportunities I had, and how many children don’t have those same opportunities. I believe education unlocks potential for individuals and our world, and that all children deserve the opportunity for a great education.
Experience at Bellwether: Strategic Planning; Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis; Growth and Expansion Strategy; Financial Analysis and Modeling; Implementation Planning; Project Management
Client segments served: Early Childhood; School Districts; CMO/Charter Schools; State Education Agencies; Foundations and Grantees; Nonprofit Organizations; Product and Service Providers
Sample clients: D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Charter School Growth Fund, the Ballmer Group, Jumpstart, Project Lead the Way, SchoolTalk DC, International Leadership of Texas, Genesys Works