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Ms. Akande is the Director of Wellness, a yoga teacher, and the faculty advisor for Black Affinity at University High School. She joined our staff in 2015.


B.S. in Business Administration — Marketing, Butler University
M.S. in School Counseling, Butler University
RYT500 Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor


2nd Highest All-Time Scorer in Butler University Women’s Basketball History

Past Experience

College Success Coordinator, Center for Leadership Development
Admission Counselor, Butler University
Food Fellowship Director at The Patachou Foundation
Wellness Consultant at Indiana University Methodist Hospital

2023-24 Courses

Advanced PE: Yoga & Mindfulness

What do you like about working at University High School?

We truly exemplify what it means to be trailblazers. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the many “firsts” at University, including the implementation of the Director of Wellness role, which is in general a new role in the independent school world. University meets both students and faculty where they are and supports ways in which we can develop according to our interests and values. I appreciate the autonomy, trust, and encouragement that I feel from our community.

Personal Information

In addition to being a proud Butler University alumna (Go Dawgs!), I am also a Certified Yoga Teacher and the proud mom of Hank the Trailblazer (the recently retired mascot of University High School).

Contact Lade

Telephone: (317) 733-4475, ext. 152
Email: lakande@universityhighschool.org