Lisa Murphy, Early Childhood Specialist, Founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc.
Lisa Murphy, currently a Masters student in Champlain College’s early childhood M.Ed. program, has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years. She has taught and worked with children in various environments including Head Start programs, 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 three specific things: one) the best workshops and trainings; two) 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 been featured in various publications including Child Care Business Exchange, Parents and Pre-K Today and has appeared on NBC with science guy Steve Spangler as a part of his Science Mondays program on 9NEWS in Denver. Lisa has authored four books, has plans for many more and has produced dozens of teacher training DVD’s. A highly sought after keynote speaker for educational conferences, Lisa uses humor and real life anecdotes to reach and engage her audiences. 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 and continues to blend the laughter with the learning!
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 both her professional and personal life.
Lisa lives in Upstate NY with her husband Tom and their dog Otis. You can learn more about Lisa at www.ooeygooey.com and can follow her adventures on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.