Degrees and Certifications:
BBA MIS University of Houston Texas Classroom Teacher Certifications - Generalist 4-8, Technical Applications, Business Education, Computer Science First Aid AED CPR - Red Cross Wildland Firefighter "Red Card"
Mr. James Post
This is my second year teaching at Harby JH in Alvin ISD. I am very excited to meet you and for us together to learn about technology. I have a wide variety of experience, both in the business world and then in public education. This year we will concentrate on building our STEAM skills.
Our classes are truly where Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math meet. What does that look like? Learning how computers work, how they interact, how they relate to mobile technology. Learning how to search and find quality materials and research on the internet.There are so many questions we will ask. How is it possible to be safe and smart when we are using computers? How does the discipline of design affect everything we do? How does drawing connect to building drawings on the computer? What is the best software to use?
I also coach our chess team, which has been very successful in tournaments across South Texas. In 2020-21, my UIL Computer Science team garnered 3rd place at the regionals for 3A. Other academic UIL events I coach include chess puzzle 6-8th grade. Last year we had a ton of fun with Harby Hawks Chess - hope you will take the time to join us and learn and play the Game of Kings.
I worked 6 years at Enron until its fall doing IT management and then for several other large energy businesses in the Houston area. I decided to make a change and learn to teach - several years teaching math and science in middle schools, followed by a year teaching high school physics led me to an opportunity in a new district. I then transitioned to Technology Integration in Palacios and then, 11 years of classroom teaching involving all areas and aspects of secondary computer education.
I am certified in Business Education, Computer Science, and Technology Education, and as a Generalist (4-8). I have taught at elementary, junior high, and high school level and delivered professional development for ESC3 in Victoria, CSTA in Austin, including computer science (CS) 1, APCSP, AP, CS, PAP CS, JH technology, JH Career Portals, HS Robotics, JH Robotics, Webmastering, Digital Animation, AV, and BIM.
I have had great fun (and results!) coaching various teams and UIL events. I helped start the first Robotics program in our area and then assisted other districts in the county to start their own programs. That program, FIRST Robo and Cyber Sharks FTC and FLL became State Champions and competed in the World Competition.
I have been married 32 years to the amazing and powerful Carla Post and we have 2 kids who are currently attending college. That is my son with me in the picture - he was also a volunteer fire fighter - and we had just refilled our truck with water - Josh is now a senior studying business at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, Go ROOS! and my daughter Lauren is in her junior year studying pre-Law at University of Texas in Austin, Hook'em Horns!