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Jay Rehak

Whitney M Young Magnet HS
Honors IV Multimedia Literacy Teacher
Chicago, IL
Jay Rehak has been a teacher for 35 years. He is the author of 28 produced short plays, and has authored or co-authored 14 novels. In 2013, Mr. Rehak created and co-authored the award winning 30 Days to Empathy, the world’s first high school class sourced novel. Subsequently, he and his students wrote 4 versions of Someone Else’s Shoes as well as 4 versions of The Absolutely Awesome Adventures of Internet Ed Mr. Rehak is also the author of the middle grade Sideline Book Series, which is also available on Amazon and Audible. The 2014 Chicago Public Schools Technology Innovator of the Year, Jay is also the producer of WYDUBTV, a weekly news and variety show which can be seen at www.wyoung.org. He is married to award winning children’s singer, Susan Salidor. He has three children, Hope, Hannah and Ali. His TedX talk on “Teaching Empathy through Collaborative Writing” can by viewed on Youtube. Additional biographical information can be found at www.sidelineinkpublishing.com

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