Dr. Kerry Postma was appointed as Superintendent of Schools in July 2014. She started her tenure in Edgewater as vice principal at the Eleanor Van Gelder School in 2011 and was promoted to principal of the new George Washington School in 2012. Born and raised in Bergen County, she has served its public schools for over twenty years in the positions of elementary teacher, middle school English teacher, supervisor of curriculum, vice principal and principal.
As a classroom teacher, Dr. Postma was named “Teacher of the Year” and earned the “ETS Recognition of Excellence Award” in honor of exceptional individual performance on the English Praxis II Series. As a supervisor of curriculum, she launched a district-wide literacy initiative based on the model developed by The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College in New York City. Dr. Postma supported the Edgewater staff in their implementation of the same model when she joined the district in 2011.
Dr. Postma earned a Bachelor of Arts from Grove City College in 1997, graduating with High Honors in Elementary Education. She graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University in 2005, earning a Master of Science in Language Education as well as certification as a Reading Specialist. Dr. Postma earned her New Jersey Supervisor certificate from William Paterson University in 2005 and her Principal and School Administrator certificates from the Foundation for Educational Administration in Monroe Township, New Jersey in 2006. In 2019, Dr. Postma earned her doctoral degree from Seton Hall University in Education Leadership, Management and Policy.
Dr. Postma is a member of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. She resides in Ringwood, New Jersey.