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.
Chairman of the Board
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.
Communications & Vision
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.
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.