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Peg Grafwallner

Peg Grafwallner is an instructional coach and reading specialist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with nearly 30 years of experience. She supports teachers, administrators, and districts in creating real and relatable content and educational approaches that offer meaningful purpose and relevance to all students.

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Peg Grafwallner

Peg Grafwallner is an instructional coach and reading specialist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with nearly 30 years of experience. She supports teachers, administrators, and districts in creating real and relatable content and educational approaches that offer meaningful purpose and relevance to all students.

When collaborating with educators, Peg models, coaches, and assists teachers in creating comprehensive literacy lessons meant to enhance skill-building. As the parent of a son who was labeled “gifted and talented” and a daughter who received special education services, Peg offers a unique educational lens that focuses on supporting students of all abilities in realizing their potential in the classroom and beyond.

Peg is a blogger, author, and national presenter whose topics include coaching, literacy, pedagogy, and inclusion. Her articles have appeared in Exceptional Parent, The Illinois Reading Journal, The Missouri Reader, The Wisconsin English Journal, and the WSRA Journal. She has written for several websites and blogs including: Edutopia, Education Week’s Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, and many more. She has also appeared on numerous podcasts, including Anchored in Education with Dr. E. Scott England, Class Tech Tips with Dr. Monica Burns, Cult of Pedagogy with Jen Gonzalez, and several others.

Peg received a bachelor’s degree in English from Cardinal Stritch University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, a mentoring certification, and an alternative education certification from Marian College. In addition, she earned a reading specialist certification from UW-Milwaukee.


Presentations by Peg Grafwallner

  • How to F.R.A.M. E. (FOCUS, REACH, ASK, MODEL, and ENCOURAGE) the First 10 Minutes of Your Class
  • How to Write Vigorous Learning Intentions and Scaffolded Success Criteria for Student Success
  • What Does It Mean to Be a Not-Yet Teacher?
  • What Is Productive Struggle and How Can It Work for My Students?
  • Becoming an Essential Literacy Skills Teacher
  • Embedding an Essential Skill into Your Content Area