Shirley Ann Junior has more than 32 years experience in child development and education. Ms. Junior has received many awards for her contributions to the community, including the Campfire Council Golden Heart Award, Channel 10 Leadership Award and a Community Service Photo Award. She was also an honoree for Faces 2000 and has been named an Outstanding Black Educator by Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. She is currently in her 19th year as an instructor for the San Diego Community College District. She serves on the Children, Youth and Family Services Committee.