Teacher of the Week
My birthday is September 5, 1969 and I’m 47 years old. I grew up in Millsap, Texas. I teach high school P.E. and I coach Junior High and High School athletics. This is my 22 year of teaching and coaching. I’ve coached at Odessa, Perrin, Tolar, and Poolville. I attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. My hobby outside of coaching is taking road trips with the family. I also like fishing. My favorite football teams are Notre Dame and Dallas Cowboys. My favorite basketball team is the Boston Celtics. I live with my wife Stephanie and I have three daughters Addison, who is 16 years old, Rylee, who is 13 years old and Averi who is 4 years old. My favorite thing about my job is working with the youth. My plan after retirement is to move to Pennsylvania!
My birthday is August 23rd and I am 26 years old. I’m married to a very patient man named Justin, and we have the sweetest dog named Pudge! I teach 7/8th grade photography and 8th grade Computer Communications (yearbook & school website.) I’ve been teaching here in Post for 4 years and happy to say the only school I have taught thus far! One of my favorite things about my job is coaching...I love seeing the kids compete & getting to see them becoming strong, young adults, and watch them make memories they’ll never forget.I graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas with a degree is Communication Design. My favorite hobbies would be reading, working out, traveling, and trying out fun/new restaurants! My favorite sports team would be UConn for girls basketball, Dallas Cowboys for football, and Texas Rangers for baseball. One fun/random fact about me is I love pickles & Phoenix, Arizona...and my dog is my favorite thing in this world. My plans after retirement are non existent right now! It’s too far away to have any idea. But in a perfect world, I would be living on a lake somewhere and fishing everyday!
dad worked at a children’s home for girls. I believe that is a major
reason I chose teaching as a profession. I began my career in Post by
teaching Science (6th and 7th grade). I have spent time as the
Principal at the Juvenile Detention Center. I have also been the
Assistant Principal at Middle School and High School. My career has
spanned 29 years with all of them being in Post. I attended Texas
Tech University, so my favorite college team is any Red Raider team.
My favorite team of all is the Gold. I enjoy hunting and jogging. My
wife, Julie, and I have three children and four grandchildren. My
favorite thing about my job is being able to watch the growth of
students from grade to grade. I enjoy what I am doing so much, that I
have not really thought about retirement. Go Bold Gold
I attended Western Texas College for two years and earned an Associate in Arts degree and Texas Tech University where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education-Multidisciplinary Studies.
I enjoy watching most sports but especially baseball and basketball. My favorite teams are the Post Antelopes, Texas Tech Red Raiders, and the Texas Rangers.
I have a son and daughter and three granddaughters, two of which are twins. They are my heart's delight.
My favorite thing about my job is when students realize how important Reading will be to their future and learn to enjoy it. I also enjoy being Post Middle School Honor Society sponsor and the students in that organization. I have been the 7th & 8th grade UIL Spelling coach for most of my years of teaching, and I love to see these teams win!
I love music of nearly every genre and attend Lubbock Symphony concerts regularly.
I have no specific plans for retirement, but I do hope to travel and enjoy watching my grandchildren in future years.
Teacher of the Week | Nov. 7-Nov. 11| Mrs. Fitchett
My birthday is January 12th and I grew up here in Post! This year I am teaching 8th Grade Math, and also Algebra. This is my sixth year to be teaching, before I came to Post I was working in Lubbock at one of the Frenship Middle Schools. I started my college career at South Plains College, then graduated from Lubbock Christian University. Some of my favorite things to do are spend time with my family, play games, cook, enjoy sports, and spend time at church with our youth group and church family. I have more than one favorite sports team. I will always support my Lady Chaps and Texas, but I also enjoy keeping up with UCONN women’s basketball team. My husband’s name is Josh, and we do not have children yet. We do have two dogs, Milo and Macie. I enjoy my job because I love math, but more than that I love getting to know my students. Fun fact about myself is that I was married on my birthday, and I’ve been skydiving. After I retire, I want to travel with my husband and hopefully do some mission work.
Teacher of the Week | Oct. 17-Oct. 21 | Coach Browning
I was born June 28th, 1986 in Memphis, TX. I grew up and graduated from Miami high school in Miami, TX. I teach seventh grade mathematics, and coach junior high and high school football and basketball, and high school baseball. This is my sixth year teaching and coaching, but my first year at Post. I taught and coached at Duncanville high school for 5 years. I attended Lubbock Christian for three years, transferred to Texas Tech for one year, and then transferred to University of Texas at Arlington where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. I enjoy playing all sports. Some of my favorites to play is basketball, softball, golf, and volleyball. My favorite college teams are Texas Tech and Duke, and my favorite pro teams are the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, and the Denver Broncos. I am not married, but have two fur babies at home. I have two cats; twin orange tabbies; Phoenix and Shylo. My favorite thing about my job is connecting with the next generation. Even though they don’t like math, it is a blessing to try and prepare these kids for the future. It is very rewarding when the light bulb comes on, and they actually get it. That is one of the best feelings in the world. My favorite thing about coaching is being able to mold these young athletes, passing on the knowledge that was given to me growing up. A small fun fact which helps reinforce that I am a math nerd is the fact that I was born on 2π day (2 x 3.14 = 6.28). Since retirement is so far away, it’s kind of hard to think that far in advance. Something I’ve thought about doing though is opening up or running a sporting good store.
Teacher of the Week | Oct. 11th-Oct. 14th | Coach Pevey
I was born December 19, 1969 in Lubbock. I grew up and went to school in Cisco, Texas. I teach 7-8 Athletics, 6th Pre-Athletics, HS Athletics, -78 Physical Education and 8th Grade Careers. This is my 19th Year of Teaching/Coaching. This is my 3rd year at Post. I’ve coached in Mildred and Fort Stockton before coming here. I attended Cisco Jr College for 1 year and then transferred to Tarleton State University where I received my Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Studies. I also stayed and was a graduate assistant coach for football and received my Master’s Degree in Education. I would have to say my favorite hobby is playing golf. I also enjoy hunting, fishing and camping as well. The Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys are my favorite teams. My wife’s name is Amy and I have been married for 22 Years on December 24th. We have 3 kids, Christina is 17 and a Senior, Elizabeth is 15 and a Sophomore, Landon is 12 and is in the 7th grade. Getting to see kids achieve things they never thought they could do. Watching them grow into young adults and finding out that they can do way more than they would have ever thought possible. Within a week’s time I get to celebrate my birthday, Jesus’ birthday and my anniversary every year. It seems so far away right now, but if I ever get there I plan on moving to a place on a lake where I can spend my days fishing or playing golf and spending time with family.
Teacher of the Week | Oct. 3-Oct. 7 | Mrs. Garza
Hello everyone! My name is Renea Garza and I teach 8th grade Reading/English and 6th grade UIL spelling. This is my 7th year teaching. I have taught Reading/English for 5 years here at Post Middle School and I taught Family and Consumer Sciences for two years in Saint Jo, Texas before moving to Post. I have attended three different colleges. I started out at South Plains College and then I transferred to Texas Tech. I did not graduate from Tech because I started working at University Medical Center as a medical transcriptionist. A few years after my family and I moved to the Denton/Fort Worth area I went back to school at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) to get my teaching degree. I am married to Coach Garza and we have two boys: Austin is a sophomore at South Plains College and will be attending Texas Tech in the spring and Aric is a Junior here in Post. My favorite hobby and sports team goes hand-in-hand: I love watching the Post BOLD GOLD football and basketball teams. I love all of our teams, but I am a little biased because my son(s) plays(ed) football and basketball and my husband coaches both sports. I’m not sure of any fun fact about me. I think I am a little on the fun, crazy side (when I’m not stressed – I’m sorry 8th graders L) and I have to do everything in even numbers. I don’t like odds. My favorite thing about being a teacher……there are many things. I enjoy getting to know the students and building relationships with them and seeing the light bulb in their eyes when they get the right answers. I also love seeing each of them smile and having a good day. When I retire, I want a dog ranch where I can take care of all of the stray dogs in the world. I do not like to see animals suffer so I need to get busy so I can afford my future career. (I will take donations J). I would love for my former students to come and be dog walkers and to keep in touch with me.
Teacher of the Week | Sept. 13th-Sept. 16th | Coach Ladd
I was born on December 19, 1981. I grew up in Amarillo, TX and graduated from Fritch, TX. I teach Science for the 7th graders at Post Middle School. I’ve spent 10 Years teaching and training in the United States Army all over the world. I’ve spent my 1st year in an actual classroom with students. I studied at Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama. I have four kids, and they are so involved and always keep us going, so we really don’t have time for hobbies anymore. My favorite sports team for football would be Texas Tech. For baseball, the Texas Rangers is my favorite team, and my favorite team for basketball are the San Antonio Spurs. I have a wife, Cammye, and she is 21 years old. My daughter, Aubrie, is 15 years old. I have 2 sons, Garret who is 13, and Brycen who is 11. My youngest daughter is 10, and her name is Berklie. My favorite thing about my job is when a student asks at least 2 questions from left field. It makes me think and wonder how that is tied to our lesson. I have over 20 pairs of tennis shoes and they always match what I am wearing. When I retire, I would like to talk my wife into raising chickens and hippopotamus’s. However, it would really be helping my wife run her clinic and making sure every kid gets 1 or even 11 suckers before they leave.
Teacher of the Week | Sept. 6th-Sept. 9th | Coach Garza
I was born on January 13, 1971 in Brownfield, TX. I grew up in the Seagraves-Loop Area in Gaines country. I am currently the middle school Assistant Principal and the head basketball coach here in Post. I am in my 14th year of teaching and coaching and my second year in administration. I have had teaching stints in Spade ISD, Chico ISD, Paradise ISD and Alvord ISD. I have attended two colleges, they are Texas Tech University and South Plains College. My favorite hobbies are playing golf and playing Black Ops on our PS3. The Texas Tech Red Raiders is my favorite sports team. I have been married for twenty one years to Renea Garza. Renea is an 8th grade English teacher at Post Middle School. We have two boys, Austin 19 and Aric 16. Austin graduated from Post High School and is attending South Plains College. Aric is a Junior in Post High School. My favorite thing about my job is that I am able to watch students turn into young productive citizens. Fun fact about myself is that I enjoy dancing. I would like to be able to travel and visit places I have not been to. I plan on living near my children and hopefully be able to enjoy my grandkids and play a lot of golf.
Teacher of the Week | August 29th-Sept 2nd | Ms. Sherrin
I was born on August 27th in 1970 and I grew up in Tokio, Texas, which is between Brownfield and Plains, on a cotton farm. I teach 8th Grade American History. I have been teaching 17 years now. I started my teaching career in Post, then moved to Amarillo for 6 years and have been back in Post for 10 years. I went to South Plains College and West Texas A & M in Canyon. My favorite hobby is reading! My favorite sports teams are: The Lopes and Lady Lopes as well as the Texas Rangers baseball team and Texas Tech and Alabama football teams. I have a little dog named Kallie. She is my furbaby. The favorite thing about my job is getting to know all the kids and helping them to succeed academically and in life. A fun fact about me is that I like to dance and listen to live music! After I retire, I want to travel to Ireland and Scotland and go to many Rangers Baseball games.
Teacher of the Week | October 24th-28th | Mrs. Hester
I was born and raised in Muleshoe Texas and graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1976. I then went to West Texas State University from 1976 to 1978, where I met my husband, Shorty. We have been married for 38 years and have two daughters and 4 grandchildren.Interesting fact about me is that I have a twin sister. Her name is Sheryl and she lives in Littlefield. I also have an older sister that is a retired teacher from Hereford Texas and now lives at Ute Lake. I also have two dogs, one is a dapple colored Dachshund and a Sheltie. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and hiking in the mountains. We love to go camping and taking the grandkids with us. We really don’t camp much anymore because now we have a house in Ruidoso and I love it when the grandkids can go with us.I returned to college in 1989 where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Instructional Technology from Texas Tech. I graduated from Texas Tech University in December of 1992. Her studies focused on areas of Math, Science and Instructional Technology. I am currently teaching 8th Grade Science, 8th grade Advanced Robotics and a 7th Grade beginning Robotics. She is also the campus technology coordinator at Post Middle School in Post, Texas. This year make my 24th year teaching and I have been with Post ISD since 1997 and I taught at Tahoka Middle School from 1993 to 1997. I really do love teaching and the interactions with the students. If and when I retire I will probably be bored.Thank you for letting me be part of the Bold Gold family at Post Middle School!