James R. Schade, Jr.

President & Founder


James was born and raised in Cleveland. He attended the University of Toledo where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. James found that so many children with special needs do not get to experience summer camp because of financial restrictions. For that reason, James founded the Superschade's Foundation in 2013 to not only help send children and young adults with special needs to summer camp, but also encourage the interaction of all disabilities by providing social and physical activities within their community.

Alison Thomas



Jim Burnor

Vice President


Jim was born and raised in Toledo. He graduated from Saint Francis de Sales in 1992. Baseball took him down to the University of Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduation in 1992, he moved to Los Angeles where he was a school teacher in Compton, California. After moving back to Toledo in the late 90's he joined his family's insurance agency. Jim is heavily involved in the special needs community here in Toledo, and loves to see the growth of this wonderful foundation and the opportunity it brings to many families!

Meet the SuperSchade's Family

Alison was born and raised in Toledo. She graduated from Bowsher High School in 2004 and decided to take her talents to Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended the University of Xavier. She transferred to the University of Toledo in the middle of her college career, pursuing a degree in Special Education. Alison graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education in December of 2008. She pursued her masters in Special Education, with an endorsement for transition-to-work. She graduated with her Masters Degree in December of 2011. Her passion is for the special needs community and simply helping those students to adjust and transition to everyday life in today’s society.

Amanda was born in Florida and moved to Toledo when she was 6 years old. She attended Bowsher High School in Toledo where she graduated in 2007. After high school, Amanda attended Bowling Green State University. Her sophomore year, she transferred to The University of Toledo where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Middle Childhood Education, specializing in Social Studies and English/Language Arts in May of 2012.

Amanda Schade

Marketing Director