BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Since the launch of the Book Love Foundation in 2012, a small group of dedicated and determined board members has come together to shape a vision for providing access to books to all students across North America.
Penny Kittle is dedicated to helping students and teachers develop a passion for reading and writing. She teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years. Penny is the author of Book Love and Write Beside Them, which won the James N. Britton Award from NCTE.
With a heart of a teacher, Elaine has over 40 years of experience as a Teacher, Director of Special Education, Principal, Curriculum Director, and Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Early on in her career, she became intrigued with metacognition and science of motivation, and continues to be her passion and research.
JULIA E. TORRES
Grant Winner Support
Julia E. Torres is a veteran language arts teacher and librarian in Denver Public schools. As a teacher/activist committed to education as a practice of freedom, her practice is grounded in the works of empowering students to use Language Arts to fuel resistance and positive social transformation.
Nawal is an award-winning journalist and literacy instructor with experience in New York City and Chicago schools. Forever passionate about growing readers, writers and thinkers, Nawal worked as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer and literacy coach before launching NQC Literacy in 2014. She has since supported a holistic approach to literacy in dozens of schools, where she involves families in dynamic partnerships with teachers and leaders to support all students.
Summer Book Club
Clare Landrigan is a staff developer who is still a teacher at heart. She began her career twenty-eight years ago teaching in a integrated first and second-grade classroom at the Eiliot Pearson Children's School in Medford, MA. Clare is the co-author of It's All About the Books and Assessment in Perspective.
Application Management, Podcast Producer
Chelsea has a penchant for storytelling and loves children, so becoming part of the Book Love Foundation board seemed like a natural fit. She is a digital content specialist for CTV News Northern Ontario in Canada as well as a youth drama teacher for more than 17 years.