Potvin, Rose (Neubauer)

Rose (Neubauer) Potvin
EHS Class of 1970
Rose went through the Escanaba School system. Two of Rose’s sisters, one older and one younger, attended and graduated from Holy Name. Rose requested she attend Esky so she could be in the marching band. She was active in school. She was always a good student, very respectful. Rose was the first in her family of nine children to go to college.

Rose is one of my older sisters. Growing up, she was always teaching me things, or sharing experiences with me. I was always encouraged by her love and attention. She even rewarded my good grades, when I got them. This alone would make Rose a success in my book, but she accomplished so much more. Rose went to NMU and got her teaching degree. She taught a short time then took some time off to raise her 3 successful children.

When Rose returned to teaching, she taught special ed at Soaring Eagle School in Hannahville. Rose never stopped learning. She went on the get her Ed Specialist degree at NMU all while working. She also moved into administration positions at Hannahville, as Vice-Principal and then Principal.

Rose was instrumental in the startup of the F.A.C.E. program at Hannahville. This program serves to educate young parents as well as their children. Rose has also taught graduate level courses at NMU. Education has always been a passion for Rose. She has impacted so many lives.

Rose lives in Bark River and continues to work at the Hannahville School. She will be part of the new Team Leadership. Rose has been married to Joe Potvin for over 30 years. They have 3 children, all with college degrees, and 4 grandchildren. Rose is active in her church, and her community.

Submitted by Cathy (Neubauer) Smith