Meet Adelle Schade
Adelle Schade is the Dean of Pre-College and Summer Programming, at Albright College, Reading, PA. Prior to Albright College, Adelle was a science teacher at Conrad Weiser High School, Robesonia, PA for 25 years. Adelle is the Founder of Total Experience Learning®, formed in 2015, and the CEO of ConvergEd, LLC formed in 2018. Adelle founded the trademarked learning and instructional methodology, Total Experience Learning®. Total Experience Learning® was named a top 4 STEM program in the United States in 2019 by District Administrator Journal. In December 2022, the program received international recognition during a ceremony by the United Nations, New York, as the Most Innovative Educational Model by the Materials Science sub-division of the United Nations. In 2022, Adelle was named the recipient of the Whitaker Center’s Women in STEM Game Changer Award. In 2023, she was named a Berks County Take the Lead winner by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP).
Adelle earned a Bachelor of Science from West Chester University. In 2006, she earned a Master of Education degree from Kutztown University in Biology Education. In 2015, she earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Microbiology from the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Adelle is a PhD candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, she holds an appointment as an Adjunct Instructor of Pediatrics in the Penn State College of Medicine.
ATHENA® Leadership Award
Women2Women is proud to host the ATHENA® Award Program – an award that celebrates the potential of all women/men as members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them. The ATHENA® Leadership Award is presented to a woman/man who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Presented to leaders across professional sectors, the ATHENA® Leadership Award’s rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship distinguishes it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive.
ATHENA International is a catalyst for developing diverse, transformative leaders who create a balance in leadership voices worldwide. They ignite, amplify, and celebrate girls, women and allies through experiential programs that empower them to discover and activate the authentic leader within. The established ATHENA Leadership Model is at the heart of everything they do and is driven by the Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership: Live Authentically, Learn Constantly, Build Relationships, Foster Collaboration, Act Courageously, Advocate Fiercely, Give Back and Celebrate. Their gold-standard ATHENA Leadership Programs give individuals and organizations the tools and knowledge needed to sustain and grow a global community of allied leaders. They support women entrepreneurs in reaching new levels of success through ATHENAPowerLink®, an innovative mentorship program that connects selected women entrepreneurs with an advisory board tailored to fit their needs and grow their businesses. For more than 40 years, they have recognized outstanding women and pioneering leaders with global, national and community ATHENA Leadership Awards. With nearly 8,000 recipients they celebrate the changemakers and trailblazers who open doors of leadership and opportunity for women in communities across the globe.