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



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.

Elaine Millen


Vice President

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 Beers



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 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.

Clare Landrigan


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.

Chelsea Papineau


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.



Yukari is 30 year veteran of technology marketing in the Silicon Valley. She started her career in engineering and transitioned into marketing, working with several start-ups on market outreach and communications.

Paul Chant



Paul Chant is a partner at Cooper Cargill Chant, northern New Hampshire's largest law firm. Paul's practice is civil litigation trial work, with a focus on Personal Injury and Workers Compensation.

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