Peg Grafwallner

Peg Grafwallner

Peg Grafwallner is an instructional coach and reading specialist at Ronald Reagan IB High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With over 25 years of experience in the field of education, Peg has also served as an English teacher and an alternative education teacher.


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Peg Grafwallner

Peg Grafwallner is an instructional coach and reading specialist at Ronald Reagan IB High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Peg has over 25 years of experience in the field of education; she began her career as an English teacher at a private high school, became an alternative education teacher in a suburban district, and now supports teachers in seamlessly embedding literacy without disrupting their classroom objectives.

In her current role, Peg models, coaches, and assists teachers in creating comprehensive literacy lessons meant to enhance skill-building. As the parent of a gifted-and-talented son and a special education daughter, she 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, engagement, and inclusion. Her articles have appeared in ASCD Express, ASCD Inservice, EdWeek’s Classroom Q and A with Larry Ferlazzo, Edutopia, NCTE Village, The Missouri Reader, and the Illinois Reading Journal, among many others. She is a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association, the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of English, and ASCD.

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 specialist certification from UW-Milwaukee.

Presentation titles by Peg Grafwallner

  • How to Coach Effective Teachers
  • How to How to Create, Develop, Implement and Assess a Choice Reading Program
  • How to Create, Develop, Sustain and Assess a Socratic Seminar
  • How to F.R.A.M.E. (Focus, Reach, Ask, Model, and Encourage) the First Ten Minutes of Your Class
  • How to Increase the Rigor of Your Writing Tasks
  • Research, Resources, Skills, and Strategies
  • Using Choice to Motivate and Engage the Adolescent Reader
  • Change Your Language; Change Your Mindset
  • How to Design a Note-Taking Lesson for Student Success
  • How to Develop an Urban Co-Serving Literacy Model