Lisa Gordon, is Project Director of Training, Technical Assistance, and Community Engagement with the Children’s Equity Project at Arizona State University where she works at the intersection of research to policy and practice to close opportunity gaps and ensure that all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, home language, and/or ability, reach their full potential.
Lisa has worked in early childhood education for the past 25 years designing and delivering professional development, training, technical assistance, and programs at both the state and federal levels. Central to her work is a focus on elevating issues of equity, race, and bias to support strengths-based and equitable educational practices, programs, and policies to affect systemic change.
Lisa works with the Office of Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning where she co-develops research to practice materials for dissemination and facilitates trainings across the country. She is a Technical Assistant Advisor with the Center of Excellence on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health at Georgetown University where she supports State leaders and programs to embed equity into mental health consultation.