Kara Westerman has over ten years’ experience working in public education, specifically in the area of Special Education.
Currently, Kara is the Director of Student Services for the Spencer East-Brookfield Regional School District. She directs and supervises all of the special education programs, services, and personnel in the district. Before the Director role, she has worked in several different educational capacities, such as; instructional assistant in the area of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), preschool teacher, speech-language-pathologist, and evaluation team chairperson. The previous school district she worked at was Auburn Public Schools and Worcester Public Schools.
Kara holds two master’s degrees from Worcester State University in Speech-Language Pathology (2012) and Educational Leadership (2016). Additionally, Kara is completing her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction at Capella University. Kara is also a graduate adjunct professor for American International College in the School of Education.
Kara has lived in Auburn her entire life. She has twin thirteen-year-old girls. She has participated on several boards and committees in her home town such as; Parks and Recreation, School Buildings Committee for the new Middle School Project, Keeping Auburn Warm, and a volunteer at the Auburn Senior Center.