Director, Early Education Initiative
Organization: New America Foundation
As the Director of New America’s Early Education Initiative, Lisa focuses on how to create and scale up the best learning environments for children in their early years, from infancy through third grade. She writes about early childhood education by analyzing new findings in developmental psychology and spotlighting best practices in homes and classrooms, from infant and toddler care through the early grades of elementary school. Ms. Guernsey edits and contributes to the Early Ed Watch blog and has been writing about education, technology and social science for nearly 15 years. Her most recent book is Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age 5, published by Basic Books in 2007. Ms. Guernsey holds a master’s degree in English/American Studies and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.