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.
Kylene began her teaching career as a middle school public school teacher before also working with high schools and elementary schools. After completing her Ed.D., she then moved to higher education with positions at the University of Houston and the Comer School Development Program at Yale University. She has served as President of the National Council of Teachers of English. Her passion is helping all students, but especially those who struggle, with becoming skilled, engaged, lifetime readers.
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.
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.