Alphabetical Listing of Presenters

Last Name 

BRITTANY KASTEIN: 3-5 Literacy Coach and Reading Specialist, Mayville School District

MATTHEW KAYis a proud product of Philadelphia’s public schools and a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA). There, he teaches an innovative inquiry driven, project based curriculum. He also is the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Slam League (PSL), a nonprofit organization that shows young people the power of their voices through weekly spoken word competitions. The PSL is the only season-long, school-based slam poetry league in the United States. He is the author of Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classrooms. 

KELEEN KAYE: Coordinator of Digital Media and Innovation, Sun Prairie School District; Adjunct Lecturer, Carroll University

JANE KELLEY: Children’s Book Author

TARA KEMPEN:  Elementary Literacy Coach, School District of West De Pere

HENA KHAN: is an award winning Pakistani American children’s author. Her middle grade novel Amina’s Voice was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, and others. She is the author of the popular Zayd Saleem: Chasing the Dream series: Power Forward, On Point, and Bounce Back. Hena has written several acclaimed picture books including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Night of the Moon, It’s Ramadan Curious George, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and Under My Hijab. Learn more about Hena at

DAVID KILPATRICK: is a professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, The Science of Reading Development and Reading Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice (forthcoming 2019). 

ANNE KISSINGER: Children’s Library Supervisor. Wauwatosa Public Library; DPI Liaison, Milwaukee County Federated Library System

PENNY KITTLE: teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years. She is the co-author of 180 Days with Kelly Gallagher, and is the author of Book Love, and Write Beside Them, which won the James Britton award. She also co-authored two books with her mentor, Don Graves, and co-edited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Graves’ work, Children Want to Write. She is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership. She regularly works beside teachers to empower young readers and writers. 

SHERRILL KNEZEL: K-12 Art Educator and Graphic Recorder, Wauwatosa School District

KELSEY KUTZKE: 6th Grade Teacher, Longfellow Middle School, La Crosse School District