Founder and Director, Mobile
Julie Rentz founded Read-Write: The Learning Center in 2011. She has over 25 years of experience working with children with learning differences. Julie serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Julie was named an “Unsung Hero” in the International Dyslexia Association’s “Honor a Teacher Campaign.” Additionally, she is the founder of the Mobile Bay group of the Alabama International Dyslexia Association. She is also a member of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) and the Learning Disability Association. Julie has made presentations on dyslexia for local groups, including schools and the Bay Area Speech and Hearing Association.
Julie received a Master of Education degree from the University of South Alabama. Julie has also completed extensive additional graduate work in screening for dyslexia. She is a certified Barton Tutor and earned the designation of Dyslexia Consultant and Tester. She is trained in various Orton-Gillingham based programs for academic language therapy including handwriting, creative writing, and math. In addition, Julie received training from the Institute of Multisensory Language Education, AIM-Pathways to Proficient Reading and Writing, Neuhaus Multisensory Grammar, and Neuhaus Reading Readiness.
Julie has a passion for struggling students. Identifying why a student is struggling with certain areas of school and helping parents understand those struggles is her professional specialty. Julie is a member of Dauphin Way Methodist Church. She enjoys living in Mobile because the people are so friendly. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her children and grandchildren, cooking, gardening, biking and boating.