Organization: Goffin Strategy Group
Stacie Goffin, Principal of the Goffin Strategy Group, is a recognized authority on early childhood education. She brings a blend of academic, philanthropic, government-related, and executive- level experiences to her work. She has both a broad and deep understanding of early childhood education’s multiple sectors and its efforts to construct coherent systems that transcend the field’s notorious fragmentation. Currently prodding early childhood education to transform itself into a recognized professional field of practice, her conceptual leadership is widely recognized for stimulating consideration of a new developmental trajectory for early childhood education’s future.
Established in 2004, the Goffin Strategy Group expands early childhood education’s ability to offer effective programs and services for young children through leadership, capacity, and systems development. Stacie works with local and state organizations, philanthropy, governments, and national organizations. She has led and/or facilitated multiple change initiatives of significance, including the redesign of NAEYC’s early childhood program accreditation system, leading to development of the field’s first national program standards. Spanning higher education, local, state, and national organizations, organizational development and advocacy, and field-wide change initiatives, her efforts have led to changes for policy, programs, and practice as well as development of new organizations. She is strategic and results-oriented with proven ability to spearhead change and conceptualize and execute sustainable initiatives.
A former preschool teacher of children with special needs, and undergraduate and graduate faculty member, Stacie is a prolific author who has authored textbooks and seminal publications, including Ready or Not: Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education; Early Childhood Education for a New Era: Leading for Our Profession; and Professionalizing Early Childhood Education as a Field of Practice: A Guide to the Next Era. Her writing, presentations, and consultations have earned her a respected reputation as an agent for change. She recently concluded serving as the series editor for Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators, an innovative, on-line New America blog series. She was chosen in 2018
by Exchange magazine and its partners as a Doyen (the most respected or prominent person in a field). More information on Stacie can be found at Goffin Strategy Group.