Shirley began working in Early Childhood Education in 2002, and has earned her Child Credentials. Before her arrival at The Little School, Shirley worked as a nursery attendant, preschool teacher and after school site manager.  Shirley has a very strong love for animals and studied Animal Care Management at Alamance Community College. In spare time she loves kayaking, camping, hiking, reading  and spending time with her pets and family. Shirley is also a adopt-a-highway coordinator.