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Peggy Gisler, Ed.S

Doctor of Education

Peggy Gisler

About Peggy

Peggy has been both a teacher and parent (and grandparent!) and uses the knowledge she has gained from both sides of the school gates to write over 100 books with Marge Eberts, Ed.S. The books range from textbooks used by pupils across the US to "how to" guides for parents. Additionally, every week for 30 years, Peggy and Marge have used their syndicated newspaper column, ‘Dear Teacher’ to answer parents’ questions about schooling, and their website, ‘’ is a resource for parents worldwide who are concerned about issues such as dyslexia, grades, homework, and college admissions, to name a few. More recently, Peggy and Marge have developed several apps, including the Dear Teacher app and Word Family Readers: Skinny Books apps, which teach young children to read through rhyming word stories and games. Currently, Peggy works as a special education teacher in the Indianapolis Public School System. 

Background and Experience

  • BS, Education, Ball State University
  • MS, Education/Reading, Butler University
  • EdS, Reading Specialist, Butler University
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Special Education and Educational Leadership, Ball State University

FamilyEducation Area of Expertise

Peggy is one of Family Education's lead experts in literacy education and secondary education.

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