We are sad to report that Dr. Sara Tarver passed away on Monday, October 16.
Sara was a longtime advocate for Direct Instruction. Her work as a researcher and teacher educator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison influenced the lives of hundreds of future educators. In 1985, she was central in the formation of the Wisconsin Association for Direct Instruction and helped facilitate the Wisconsin Direct Instruction conference for many years.
Click here for her full obituary. As you will read, she led a rich life and gave her all professionally. She was a fierce advocate for the right for children to be taught with effective instructional practices.
NIFDI is gathering testimonials and tributes to Sara to place on our website as a lasting tribute to her work. Please send us any remembrances, tributes, links to, or copies of her work to email@example.com.