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SHADE Parent Group

Student Home Association of Duke Ellington (SHADE) is a non-profit organization comprised of parents of Duke Ellington School of the Arts students.

SHADE’s mission is to work as a unified body for the benefit, promotion, and support of Duke Ellington.  The officers are elected by SHADE members and serve for a term of one school year.  Two parent representatives and two alternates from each of the eight arts majors make up the board of SHADE.

SHADE is a membership organization requiring a small membership fee to be paid at the beginning of the school year. Because you have selected Duke Ellington for your child’s education, you should be aware that in order for your child to perform at his or her best, your support and involvement is needed.

Meetings are held four times a year and all are invited to participate. 
Check back for a link to a new SHADE website.


Membership dues assist with events and student, faculty, and administrative needs.

Membership Categories:
Family – $30
Individual – $15
Alumni – $15
Teacher/Staff – $10
Student – $5

Payment Methods include:
Cash – To be mailed or delivered to school)
Check/Money Order – To be made payable to “SHADE” and mailed/delivered directly to DESA
CashAppSend to $SHADEfunds and write your name in the note line
PayPalSend to: and write your name in the note line
QR Code – Available at “Join Now” link above

Communication & Updates

To receive communication from SHADE, please sign-up for Rallyhood at:
To get in touch with SHADE, email:

Current Officers for SY2019-2020:

President – Howard Wilson
Co-Vice President – Jennifer Sauter-Price
Co-Vice President – Lisa Burkett
Secretary – Heather Davis
Treasurer – Andrew McGuire
Assistant Treasurer – Amber Golden
Parliamentarian – Cydne Nash

LSAT Representatives for SY2019-2020:

Lisa Burkett
Tiffany Dailey
Sean Polk
Barbara Williams
Howard Wilson