Phone: 612-548-4134


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Minnesota, Morris 1. Bachelors of Art in Psychology 2. Bachelors of Art in Anthropology 3. Bachelors of Art in the Liberal Arts for the Human Services 4. Minor in Art History University of St Thomas 1. Masters of Arts in Special Education

Ms. Shade


My name is Samantha (Sam) Shade. I currently work at St Paul Elementary Online with students in 4th and 5th grade that receive special education services. Previously, I worked at the American Indian Magnet and I found a great community at that school as a Native American Educator. I value celebrating individual differences in all learning environments. Before my professional career at the American Indian Magnet, I was a special education graduate from the SUTR program (Saint Paul Urban Teaching Residency) and I completed my residency at Farnsworth Aerospace Lower PreK-4. 

Fun Facts about Ms Shade

- I was born and raised in Minnesota.

- I am a part of White Earth Nation.

- I have a passion for working with students. 

- I love to read. 

- I am a State Fair regular.

- Laughter is the best medicine.