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Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts
Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts have been involved in education throughout their lives. Right out of college their first jobs were as teachers. Along the way, they have taught at every level from kindergarten through college. Both have a lengthy list of degrees, including master's degrees in education and specialist degrees (Ed.S.) in reading. In addition, Peggy has recently completed her doctorate in special education and educational leadership.
Besides being teachers, Peggy and Marge have co-authored more than 100 books. Your children and grandchildren may actually be using some of their language arts and math books in their classrooms. You may even have read some of their “how to” books for parents. A list of Peggy and Marge's current books can be found in Resources.
Every week for more than 28 years, Peggy and Marge have answered the questions of readers in newspapers across the country, as writers of the “Dear Teacher” column—syndicated by King Features. They have offered solid advice on such parental concerns as phonics, standardized testing, dyslexia, grades, homework, college admissions, and much more. It is their desire to help all parents make the educational experience of their children as successful as possible.
Peggy and Marge are more than writers and educators, they have also been in the trenches getting six children through school. Their children have run the gamut, from being in gifted and talented programs to special education resource rooms. Because of their experiences, they see themselves as interpreters between parents and schools as they have been on both sides.
Today, Peggy is the Director of Special Education at a high school, and Marge is a substitute teacher. In addition, Peggy has focused her attention on making literacy accessible to the homeless. In 2003, she formed a not-for-profit foundation—Literacy Plus—for this purpose in Indianapolis, Indiana.