Penny speaks nationally and internationally on topics of adolescent literacy and has published in numerous journals. 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 and coauthor of numerous books including Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (co-authored with Thomas Newkirk); Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing; The Greatest Catch, and Public Teaching. Penny coauthored two books with Donald H. Graves - Inside Writing and Quick Writes.
Penny Kittle has been named the 2015 Exemplary Leader from the Institute on English Leadership for NCTE. In 2009, Penny received NCTE's prestigious Britton Award for Write Beside Them. She is the founder of the Book Love Foundation which works to provide books for classroom teachers.