Keynote Speaker

Lisa Murphy, M.Ed., Early Childhood Specialist
Founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc.

Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood
education for over 20 years; teaching and working with
children in various environments including Head Start,
kindergarten, private preschools, family childcare, park
and rec centers, group homes and many child care
centers.
Lisa is the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc. where
her mission is to assist in the transformation of the
industry of early childhood education by offering 1) the
best workshops and trainings; 2) the most up to date
materials and resources; and 3) insightful conversations
and connections through the power of social media. Lisa
presents hundreds of workshops each year to both
domestic and international audiences on various topics
related to early childhood education.
Lisa has an M.Ed. in early childhood education from Champlain College in Vermont. She has
authored four books, produced dozens of teacher training DVD’s and is a popular keynote
speaker at educational conferences. Lisa’s standing room only seminars have become nationally
known for their information, humor, inspiration and energetic delivery. Frequently asked if she
has ever been a stand up comic, Lisa practices what she preaches by blending the learning with
the laughing.
Lisa collaborates with Jeff Johnson from Explorations Early Learning on various projects related
to early childhood education, including hosting an annual UNConference and producing THE
CHILD CARE BAR AND GRILL podcast – which releases two episodes a week to listeners around
the globe. Lisa has become known for her ability to link hands-on activities to educational
standards, her outspoken advocacy, and her commitment to creating child-centered, play-based
early childhood environments. Her understanding of the importance of play is obvious in her
personal and professional life.