Lisa Blair is the President of the Family Learning Partnership, a 501(c)(3) organization and Reach Out and Read Florida Affiliate. With a formal background in education and school administration, she brings extensive expertise in early childhood education and literacy to her role.
Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Barry University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University. Throughout her career, Lisa has held various prominent leadership positions on local, state, and national boards, showcasing her dedication to community development.
She has served as Project Director for a national early literacy research initiative with Abt Associates, overseeing the evaluation of language and literacy interventions in 162 childcare centers in Miami-Dade County benefiting low-income families.
In her capacity as President of the Family Learning Partnership, Lisa has demonstrated strategic leadership across all organizational activities. Notable contributions include enhancing program metrics, medical provider training, professional development, quality assurance and improvement, and spearheading special initiatives such as statewide expansion efforts. Her tenure has been marked by the successful establishment of impactful partnerships within the public, private, and faith-based communities, optimizing service effectiveness and provision efficiency.
Lisa’s notable achievements include participation in multiple county Grade Level Reading Campaigns and recognitions such as the Edward Zigler Innovation Award from the Florida Head Start Association. Most recently, the partnership with Miami-Dade County Head Start/Early Head Start and Reach Out and Read was honored with the NACo 2023 Achievement Award, further illustrating her dedication to the betterment of child and family well-being.