Degrees and Certifications:
BBA MIS University of Houston Texas Classroom Teacher - 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 first year to teach 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. I worked 6 years at Enron until its fall doing IT management and then for several other large energy busniesses 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 lead me to an oppourtunity at a new district. I then transitioned to Technology Integration in Palacios and then finally after losing funding for that position, 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, 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!) in coaching various teams and UIL events. I helped start the first Robotics program in our area and then assisted other districts in county to start their own program. That program, FIRST Robo and Cyber Sharks FTC and FLL became State Champions and competed in the World Competition. I also coach our chess team which 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 and music memory at 6-8th grade.
I have been married 31 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 studying business at Austin College in Sherman Texas, Go ROOS! and my daughter Lauren is pre-Law at Universtity of Texas in Austin, Hook'em Horns!