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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. 


Membership dues assist with events and student, faculty, and administrative needs. See our Membership page to learn more and apply become a member of SHADE.

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

Payment options for Membership Dues include:
1. PayPal or Credit Card:
2. CashApp: $SHADEFunds
3. Check or Money Order Payable to SHADE

Communication & Updates

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

Current Officers:

President – Amber Golden
Vice President – Laurie Moskowitz
Vice President Membership – Crissy Crittenden
Secretary – Tynika Lytle
Treasurer – Vacant
Assistant Treasurer – Vacant
Parlimentarian – Hazel Richardson
Hospitality Committee – Vacant