Mr. Wade McElheny was named principal of the Indiana Area Senior High School in 2011. Prior to that, he served as the school's assistant principal for eight years.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. McElheny began teaching in the 1994-1995 school year. He served as a social studies teacher (primarily Economics, U.S. History, and Law) for seven years, after which he served as Dean of Students at IHS for two years. Additionally, he has coached track and field and junior high football.
Mr. McElheny earned an A.A. in Humanities at Community College of Allegheny County, a B.A. in History with a minor in Pre-Law at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a M.S. in Education at Duquesne University, and Principal Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys spending time with family, working on his house, riding his motorcycle and working with young people.