Thank you for taking the time to visit our Blog. We wanted to share information about ourselves, so you have a better understanding of why we are so passionate about helping children succeed in school.

We (Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts) have been involved in education throughout our lives. Right out of college our first jobs were as teachers. Along the way, we have taught at every level from kindergarten through college. We both have a lengthy list of degrees, including master’s degrees in education and specialist degrees (Ed.S.) in reading. In addition, Peggy holds a doctorate in special education and educational leadership.

Besides being teachers, we have co-authored more than 80 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 our “how to” books for parents. A list of our current books can be found on our home page in “Books.”

Every week for more than 25 years, we have answered the questions of readers in newspapers across the country, as writers of the “Dear Teacher” column—syndicated by King Features. We have offered solid advice on such parental concerns as phonics, standardized testing, dyslexia, grades, homework, college admissions, and much more.

It is our desire to help all parents make the educational experience of their children as successful as possible.

We are more than writers and educators, we have also been in the trenches getting six children through school. Our children run the gamut, from being in gifted and talented programs to special education resource rooms. Because of our experiences – and because we have been on both sides, we see ourselves as interpreters between parents and schools.

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.