Sara Westerlin is an Instructor of Education at Peru State. She was most recently
a first grade teacher with Omaha Public Schools. She taught kindergarten, first, and
second grades for 12 years prior to coming to Peru State. In addition, for the past
10 years she has served as an adjunct faculty member in Early Childhood Education
at Metropolitan Community College. Ms. Westerlin also has prior experience owning
and operating a childcare center, as well as working at childcare centers in the Omaha
metro area. She received her BA in Elementary Education and Art from Dana College,
and a MS in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Concentration from UNO.
Ms. Westerlin anticipates graduating with her Ed.D in Educational Leadership in 2020.
Her certifications include an Elementary K-6 Standard Teaching Certificate, Early
Childhood Certificate as well as Safe with You, Safe Sleep for Infants, Never Shake
a Baby, and Power to Protect Trainer and Instructor Certification.
Ms. Westerlin lives in Omaha with her husband Jon and four children: Cole, Avaree,
Cooper, and Ryker.