Shirley has completed extensive training and is a certified Kumon Instructor. She continues to be actively involved in various Kumon Professional Development studies and research. In 2008, she and her study group delivered a presentation at the International Kumon Instructors Conference in Tokyo, Japan.
Being a Kumon parent herself, Shirley understands the dedication and desire parents have to nurture their child's development. Her daughter Kathy was a Kumon student, and graduated from Wellesley College and Columbia Business School. Shirley currently lives in Allendale, New Jersey with her husband David and their son Andrew, a college student who has completed the Kumon Math and Reading Programs.