Peter K. Shaker is a Connecticut-certified teacher in multiple subject areas, including Language Arts, Social Studies, and English as a second language. He holds a B.A. degree in communication [minors in political science and journalism], and Peter received a Master's degree in education. Believing that many nonprofits perform an essential role in improving people’s lives and making societies stronger, Peter has been involved with several organizations: they include Kiwanis Club, Special Olympics International, the Jane Goodall Institute, AFS Intercultural Programs, and Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. While serving in the Peace Corps for two years, Peter taught English in Thailand and trained Thai English teachers.
Currently, Peter teaches Critical Thinking courses at Sacred Heart University and College Writing at Manhattanville College. He has previously taught English department courses and ESL classes at other college campuses. Through working with diverse student populations in Connecticut and New York, Peter has been cognizant of the struggles that English learners face in our school systems. Hence, he and other educators founded English Learner Support Services in 2016 to assist immigrant youth with language acquisition and becoming successful students while possibly experiencing isolation and loss of identity in their new environment.