Shannon Peterson is an English Language Acquisition Specialist for Cherry Creek Schools. She teaches at Eastridge Elementary in Aurora, where 43 different languages are spoken. This is Shannon's fifteenth year in the district. In addition to teaching, Shannon is her building's Association Representative for the Cherry Creek Education Association. She received a B.A. In journalism and a B.S. Ed. from the University of North Dakota and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado Denver.