For Teachers

The Tiara On The Terrace

The Wig In The Window


Thanks so much for sharing my books with your students. I hope these additional classroom resources will be helpful.

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Are you interested in bringing me to your school or library? As a former middle school English teacher, I love presenting fun, interactive programs to excite kids about reading and writing–both virtually and in person.

I offer a range of programs, from spy training/creative writing workshops to large assemblies and sneak peeks at the revision process. Contact Ilse Miller for more details about the workshops and programs I can tailor to your curriculum. (Note: currently booked through Spring 2017)

I also make a limited number of free 20-minute virtual classroom visits each month. Email your request here.

12524263_10100978638572261_6446086199183809454_nThe highlight of my year in 2014 was the summer I spent as the Children’s Writer-in-Residence at the James Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. Visit their site for more details about their fabulous writing programs for youth.

Sampling of Past Schools Visited

Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA
Old Adobe Elementary, Petaluma, CA
St. James Elementary School, La Crescenta, CA
Foothill Knoll Elementary, Upland, CA
Westridge School, Pasadena, CA
Miwok Elementary, Petaluma, CA
Hillcrest School, Lebanon, MO
Alexander Dawson, Las Vegas, NV
Hillsdale Elementary, Westchester, PA
Montrose Elementary, Bexley, OH
S.C. Lee Junior High, Copperas Cove, TX
Orange Charter School,Hillsborough, NC
Swainston Middle School, Las Vegas, NV
Christie Elementary, Plano, TX
Semper Elementary, Westminster, CO
Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos, NM
Oak Mesa Elementary, La Verne, CA
Solana Pacific Elementary, San Diego, CA
Cram Elementary, Highland, CA
Arnold Elementary, Torrance, CA
Reche Canyon Elementary, Colton, CA
Lebanon Junior High, Lebanon, MO
Kimberly Elementary, Redlands, CA
Highpoint Academy, Pasadena, CA
Ridley Middle School, Haverford, PA
Orchard School, Richmond, VA
Mayfield Junior School, Pasadena, CA
Nobel Middle School, Northridge, CA
St. Matthew’s Episcopal, Houma, LA
Powdersville Middle School, Greenville, SC
Palmetto Middle School, Williamston, SC
Central Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA

Event Testimonials

“Kristen Kittscher is charming, entertaining, and inspiring!…[her] message about the value of creativity and belief inoneself was a powerful gift that the students will continue to carry with them…Inspired by Ms. Kittscher’s visit, our students have decided to present their own original short stories to students, staff and parents at lunch time in the library.”
– Meredith Reu, Nobel Middle School, Northridge, CA

“When Kristen enters a classroom, she naturally connects to students, engaging them right off the bat. She nurtures confidence and creativity, inviting students to create inspiring work of their own.”
-Willa Greenstone, Westridge School, Pasadena, CA

“Kristen Kittscher demystifies being a writer. She is incredibly approachable, funny, and collaborative. When Kristen is working with students, they know she values what they think and create.”
-Amy Rigsby, The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA

“Kristen’s Skype visit with my students was really fun, and my students loved it. As soon as the video went off, they practically dove into their computers, ready to write.”
-Diana Day, Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ

“Kristen’s patience and kindness put the Thomas Starr King sixth graders at ease and allowed them to have fun with their ideas while still being challenged to think big.”
– Marisa Urrutia Gedney, Director of Operations, 826LA (Echo Park)



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