Dr. Sara Westerlin

Breakout Speaker

Dr. Sara Westerlin, Ed.D

Peru State College
Assistant Professor


Sara Westerlin is an Assistant Professor of Education at Peru State College. She has previous experience teaching kindergarten, first, and second grades in Omaha, NE. In addition, for the past 10 years, she has served as an adjunct faculty member in Early Childhood Education at Metropolitan Community College. Dr. 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. Dr. Westerlin graduated from Northcentral University 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 Early Learning Guidelines, Safe with You, Safe Sleep for Infants, Never Shake a Baby, and Power to Protect Trainer and Instructor Certification.