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. Since working at the American Indian Magnet, I have found a great close-knit community of students and staff as a Native American Educator. I strive to create a learning environment where students feel encouraged to express themselves, have fun, and reach their goals. 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.