As the Director of Equity & Outreach, Lisa Wilson oversees the development and implementation of equitable practices within the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NC ECDTL). Working closely with the Center Director and Consortium Leadership Team, she ensures DTL implements a lens of equitable practices within all aspects of its work, coordinates regularly with the Office of Head Start (OHS), and operationalizes center-wide equity, CLRP, and co-creation efforts, including consortium partners’ work, to efficiently manage the annual workplan.
Lisa is Co-Founder of C.A.R.E., a coalition of dynamic activists and change agents who develop curriculum and professional learning offerings that empower professionals to fight and advocate for social justice and human rights towards an equitable and inclusive world for all people. As previous Professional Development Coordinator for Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge pilot in Los Angeles County, Lisa expanded her passion for quality programs for all children to close the opportunity gap. She is previous chair and co-chair for Child Care & Early Education Task Force, as well as a member of Community Voices and has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 20 years. Lisa has led two programs through NAEYC and NAA accreditation; she also has experience working in group homes as an administrator.
Lisa is adjunct faculty member of the Early Childhood Education Department at Pacific Oaks University and previous adjunct at College of the Canyons and Santa Monica City College. She consults programs in the following areas: quality improvement, environment, teacher-child interactions, being a culturally responsive educator, Title 22, Title 5, grant writing, licensing preschools, licensing family childcare, mindfulness education, challenging behaviors, antiracism, DEI integration, team building, STEAM expertise, technology integration, organizational leadership, and professional development.
Lisa has a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Curriculum and Instruction. She is currently completing her dissertation for a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction.