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Sara Waring-Tiedeman

Master of Education Program Director

Ed.D., University of South Dakota
M.Ed. and B.A., South Dakota State University

712-707-7407
sara.waringtiedeman@nwciowa.edu
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Profile

In addition to serving as chief administrator for Northwestern’s current Master of Education degree programs, Dr. Waring-Tiedeman works with the college’s education department to develop new M.Ed. tracks and graduate-level programs. Before coming to Northwestern, she was the school support and ESL specialist for the East Dakota Educational Cooperative in Sioux Falls and also served as a contract specialist and data analyst for edCount, which is based in Washington, D.C., and provides systems and services for educators across the U.S. Waring-Tiedeman has taught at South Dakota State University and Arizona State University and also has experience as a teacher of English as a second language. She previously served on the executive board for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Waring-Tiedeman earned a doctorate in educational administration, specializing in educational leadership and adult education, at the University of South Dakota. She also holds a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in English, both from South Dakota State University.


Publications and presentations

  • Waring-Tiedeman, S. & Forte, E. (Release date November 2016). “The administrators guide to federal programs for English learners under the every student succeeds act (ESSA).” Thompson Publishing: Washington, DC.
  • Waring-Tiedeman, S. (2016). “Teaching reading to students learning English.” Dell Rapids School District, Dell Rapids, SD.
  • Waring, S. (2015). “What is different about teaching reading to ELLs.” Title I Conference, Pierre, SD.
  • Waring, S. (2015). “Strategies and Techniques for working with English language learners.” Title I Conference, Pierre, SD.
  • Waring, S. (2015). “What the research says about teaching reading to English language learners.” Tschetter Colony, Freeman, SD.
  • Staehr Fenner, D., Kuhlman, N., Thibeault, C., & Waring, S. (2013). “The TESOL professional standards for P – 12 teacher.” National TESOL Convention and Exhibit: Dallas, TX.
  • Waring, S. (2013). “Lessons from the research & profiles of promising programs.” Virginia Department of Education: Richmond, VA.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “Language instruction educational programs (LIEPs).” Nevada Department of Education Statewide Conference: Las Vegas, NV.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “Title III school improvement using the diagnostic tool kit.” South Dakota Department of Education: Huron, SD.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “What type of a language instruction program is best for your district?” National Council of State Title III Directors Conference: Washington, DC.
  • Faulkner-Bond, M., Waring, S., & Forte, E. (2012). “Language instruction educational programs (LIEPs): A review of the foundational literature.” Report for U.S. Department of Education (ED-CFO-10-A-0030/0001): Washington, DC.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “Language instruction educational programs (LIEPS): Lessons from the research & profiles of promising programs.” Keynote Presentation South Dakota ELL and Migrant Conference: Chamberlain, SD.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “ESL Programming, instructional strategies and interventions.” South Dakota ELL and Migrant Conference: Chamberlain, SD.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “ESL and mainstream teacher collaboration: A 21st century necessity.” South Dakota ELL and Migrant Conference: Chamberlain, SD.
  • Staehr Fenner, D., Day, C., Kuhlman, N., Thibeault, C., & Waring, S. (2012). “The TESOL professional standards for P – 12 teacher.” National TESOL Convention and Exhibit: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “Diversity in the classroom.” Future Educators of Arizona State Conference: Phoenix, AZ.
  • Waring, S. (2012). “Working with English language learners in the mainstream classroom.” Future Educators of Arizona State Conference: Phoenix, AZ.
  • Waring, S., Faulkner-Bond, M., & Schlicher, R. (2011). “Making sure your program for English learners (ELs) passes the civil rights test.” National TESOL Convention and Exhibit: New Orleans, LA.
  • Waring, S. & Holbrook, D. (2011). “Common title III federal monitoring findings: How to avoid them.” Special Recognized Public Policy Advocacy Session at the National TESOL Convention and Exhibit: New Orleans, LA.
  • Waring, S. & Holbrook, D. (2011). “Common title III federal monitoring findings: How to avoid them.” Special Recognized Public Policy Advocacy Session at the National TESOL Convention and Exhibit: New Orleans, LA.

Professional experience

  • School Support and ESL Specialist, East Dakota Educational Cooperative
  • Instructor/Grant Writer, American English and Culture Program, Arizona State University
  • Research Analyst, Teacher Quality Partnership, Arizona State University
  • Contract Specialist and Data Analyst, edCount LLC, Washington, D.C.
  • Senior Researcher and ESL Specialist, edCount LLC, Washington, D.C.
  • Educational Leadership and Teacher Education Professor, South Dakota State University
  • Director, ESL and Migrant Programs, South Dakota Department of Education
  • Federal Programs and Grant Director, Sioux Falls School District
  • Director, Federal Diversity Grant - Training All Teachers, Sioux Falls School District
  • ESL Teacher, Sioux Falls School District

Memberships

  • TESOL NCATE Reviewer and Executive Board Member (2008 – 2014)
  • AZ TESOL Member (2012 – present)
  • TESOL International Association 2012 Conference Reviewer (2012)
  • NCATE Annual Report and Preconditions Audit Committee (2012)
  • McGraw Hill Textbook Reviewer (2009)
  • University NCATE Diversity Committee (2009 – 2011)
  • University Native American Committee (2009 – 2011)
  • Executive Board National Association of State Title III Directors (2007 – 2010)
  • Native American Round Table Advisory Member, Washington DC (2008 – 2009)
  • NCELA Technical Work Group Advisory Council, Washington DC (2008 – 2009)
  • National Association of State Title III Directors, Secretary (2007 – 2009)
  • SD DOE English Language Acquisition Advisory Board (2008 – 2011)
  • Toastmasters EdLib, Vice President (2005 – 2008)
  • Association for Supervision and Development (2005 – present)
  • SDSU Educational Leadership Advisory Committee (2002 – 2011)
  • President Dakota TESOL (2004 – 2005)
  • Secretary Dakota TESOL (1999 – 2002)
  • Dakota TESOL (1999 – present)
  • National TESOL Member (2000 – present)
  • National NABE Member (2000 – present)
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (2005 – present)
  • SD DOE Content Standards Revision Committee (2002-2003 English Language Proficiency, 2003-2004 Math, 2003-2004 Reading and Communication Arts, 2004-2005 Science, 2005-2006 Social Studies)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (1994 – 2002)
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