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Penny Kittle

As a professional development coordinator for the Conway, New Hampshire, School District, Penny Kittle acts as a K-12 literacy coach and directs new-teacher mentoring. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway’s Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire.

Penny is the author of numerous books including 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents (coauthored with Kelly Gallagher), Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing, which won the 2009 James N. Britton Award from NCTE; The Greatest Catch, and Public Teaching.

Penny also coauthored two books with Donald H. Graves—Inside Writing and Quick Writes. As an in-demand Heinemann Professional Development Provider, Penny delivers PD workshops, webinars, and on-site seminars and consulting services nationwide.

Penny Kittle was named the 2015 Exemplary Leader from the Conference on English Leadership for NCTE.

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