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Margaret Postmus

January 1, 2019

1977 – Grand Rapids, Michigan & Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Margaret Postmus was a highly esteemed and long-time educator and counselor in the Grand Rapids, Michigan school system. She was born in Grand Rapids and educated at the University of Michigan, where she earned the Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees. She began her career as a math teacher in Iron Mountain, Michigan in 1930. She then joined the faculty at Oakleigh Junior High School in Grand Rapids and moved on to the senior high school staff in East Grand Rapids. In 1951 she became director of guidance at East Grand Rapids High School and maintained that position for twenty-one years, until her retirement in 1972. At her retirement she received an award for her outstanding contribution to the guidance profession. Miss Postmus has displayed her commitment to the Northwood Idea of education by her active involvement with the college’s National Women’s Board. She has been a member of the Women’s Board since the organization first formed. She is past secretary and past president of the group. She has also been active in the Northwood Library League and has been responsible for securing funds and volumes for the libraries on Northwood’s campuses.