Shirley grew up in Paris and Toronto. She is a bilingual teacher, having earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in French Studies and a Bachelor of Education from Glendon College. Prior to moving to Jerusalem, Shirley taught grade 3 (as well as grades 1-6) in the French Immersion school program of Toronto. Shirley believes in the communicative approach, dynamic hands on teaching and the value of transmitting a taste of cultural richness to her students. She is looking forward to teaching French this year at JAIS!