An Essential Resource for Literacy Teachers and Leaders

I started Reading by Example in 2012. This newsletter expands on that blog, offering original content - articles, podcasts, videos, screencasts - for literacy teachers and leaders. Each post goes directly into your inbox.

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About the Author

My name is Matt Renwick. I am a 20-year educator, currently serving as an elementary principal in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Prior, I was an administrator and classroom teacher in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. I am also a father of two children and husband to Jodi (a special education teacher).

The goal of Read by Example is to develop an online resource educators can trust to access reliable literacy knowledge and engage in constructive networks. If you have suggestions or general questions about this site, please reach out.

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