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 carecenters.

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 hasauthored four books, produced dozens of teacher training DVD’s and is a popular keynotespeaker 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.