Dr. John Westerman

Phone: 314-241-2295 x22524


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Dr. John Westerman

Room Number 210

Distance Learning Office Hours & Contact Information 

Dr. Westerman is available Monday through Friday from 7:45-3:15 to assist students and parents by telephone and email.

Phone 573-247-5438

Email John.Westerman@slps.org

Parents, students and fellow teachers may contact me at anytime by one of these two methods.

Resources and Assignments are available in the Assignments Section.

Teacher Message:

 Every child has the potential and right to learn.


Dr. Westerman began teaching in 1984. He has been a classroom teacher, behavioral therapist, CTE director, Special Education teacher and director, principal and superintendent.  From Missouri State University he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Religious Studies and a Master of Secondary Education degree with an emphasis in Psychology/Social Sciences. He earned his K-8 Principal, 9-12 Principal, and K-12 Special Education Certificates from Lincoln University of Missouri; and his Director of Career and Technical Education Certificate from the University of Central Missouri. He received a Specialist in Education degree in the Superintendency and Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest Baptist University.In 2018 Dr. Westerman came out of a very brief retirement to return to teaching at Gateway Middle School.