Post Middle School

Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week | Apr. 24- 28 | Coach Ladd
 
My name is Coach Ladd and my birthday is December 19, 1981. I teach 7th grade Science and also coach the Jr. High and High School for Post. I graduated from Columbia Southern University with my Bachelors in Business Administration. I spent the past 10 years teaching and training United States Army Soldiers before they were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. This has been my first year teaching in the classroom with Students and it has been a great experience. I have learned a lot from these Students and my favorite thing has been trying to figure them out. Everyday I will have at lease one student per class that will ask a question that has nothing to do with the topic we are one but has somehow made a connection to the subject. Learning how everyone's brains are so different and trying to stay ahead of the Students thought process has taught me alot.

My family is both my hobby and my everything. My wife Cammye keeps me in-line and most of the time considers me the biggest kids of our 4. I have 2 daughters and 2 sons. Aubrie who is 16, and Berklie 10. Then I have my two sons, Garret who is 14, and Brycen who is 12. A fun fact about me is that I have nicknames for my wife and kids as I do for most of the other Students I interact with. I think it makes them feel that I am more approachable since I have that connection with them.

My plans after retirement is to never stop. Life is way too short and people take too much time for granted and don't enjoy the little things. My family will always be my first but all my Students will always come in a close second. I leave them everyday with hopefully some wisdom, more laughter, and a better outlook on what to look forward too. As I always tell them, " Do you Boo Boo, the rest will work itself out."
 
 
Teacher of the Week | Apr. 10- 13 | Coach Jenkins
 

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!

 

 
Teacher of the Week | Apr. 3- 7| Mr. Blunt
 
 
I was born February 16, 1962 in Hale Center. Yes, that means I am 55 years old.  I attended school and graduated Hale Center High School in 1980.  I attended Texas A&M University in College Station and graduated with a BS in Animal Science in December of 1984.  After a short time farming with my family, I went back to Texas Tech and received my BS in Agriculture Education.  I have 29 years teaching experience.  I taught 23 years at Anton and 5 years at Friona.  I currently teach HS Agriculture at Post ISD. I am married to wife Linda who teaches 4th grade writing at Post Elementary.  We have two sons, Colter and Clayton.  Colter currently lives with us and Clayton will graduate from Texas A&M May 12th of this year with a BS in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.  Clayton is also engaged to be married to Abby Hobson from Crockett next year.  I guess my favorite sports teams are the Aggies.  It has been fun to go to the games while Clayton was attending school.  My favorite thing about my job is making a difference in the kids I come in contact with.  I guess a fun fact that sticks out right now is that I have taught several members of the high school staff and members of the Post community when I was the Ag Science teacher at Anton.  These include Shelli Crow, Beau & Staci Riker, Keith Bloskas, Rick Elizondo and several others. I taught Shelli Crow 8th Grade Earth Science my very first year to teach.  She soon became my first girl in ag and the first girl I had to show barrows!!  I have taught with Coach Michael Pittman and his wife Carrie.  I always have told myself I would teach through 30 years and then take a look and see if it is the right time to retire.  We will probably end up back in the Hale Center area and help oversee our family's farms. 
 
 
 
 
 
Teacher of the Week | Mar. 27- 31| Coach Villegas
 

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!

 
 
 
 
Teacher of the Week | Feb. 27- Mar. 3| Mr. Wilson
 
My birthday is March 7th.  I grew up in Borger, Texas where my mom and
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
Teacher of the Week | Jan. 14- Feb. 17 | Ms. Humble
 
My birthday is June 4th. I was born in Lubbock, TX, and I've lived in the Post area all of my life. I graduated from Post High School and recently enjoyed a very fun class reunion. I teach one class of 6th grade ELA and all 7th grade Reading and Labs. When this school year is done, I will have taught 23 years at Post Middle School.
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 | Jan. 30- Feb. 3 | Dr. Coltrane
 
I was born just a few months after the bombing of Japan at the end of World War II and seven years before Dwight Eisenhower became President of the United States.  I grew up in Lubbock, served in the military during the 1960s, lived in a variety of places throughout this great country and then attended Texas Tech for several years, earning three degrees.  I currently teach seventh grade history in Post. I still enjoy reading and learning and watching Red Raiders football.  As for retirement, I often wonder if I even see that in my future, or at least in my immediate future;  I am afraid that life would be just too boring without this.
 
Teacher of the Week | Jan. 10-Jan. 13 | Mrs. Taylor
 
My name is Liza Taylor.  My birthday is February 25, 1967.  I am Mr. Wilson's secretary at the middle school, I have worked on all 3 campuses and have worked for Post ISD for 4 years.  I was a sociology major at Wayland Baptist University.  I don't really have hobbies, my life is very busy but I enjoy music and reading.  My favorite sport is baseball and my favorite team is the Texas Rangers!!   I have 3 children, Michael 21, Rebecca 19 and Nathan 14.  The best thing about my job is that I get to enteract with all the students and all the teachers.  I also enjoy working for Mr. Wilson and Coach Garza.  A fun fact about myself is that my husband, Brandt and I will be celebrating 25 years of marriage on 1/18.  My plan for retirement is to move to Galveston and live by the beach and enjoy spending time with friends, family and hopefullly some grandchildren.
 
Teacher of the Week | Nov. 28-Dec. 2 | Mrs. Strube 
 
I grew up right here in the big city of Post Texas! Middle School Liberian.This is my 2nd year with Post ISD. I was a Read Right Tutor last year. I started at South Plains College still need to finish. I’m planning on going to LCU next fall. Reading and playing with my kids.Baseball-Texas Rangers, Football-Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders, Basketball-Oklahoma City Thunder, and Texas Tech Family (kids, grand kids, age) I have two boys; Bryson-9 years and Kutter-2 years Watching the students grow and learn I really enjoy cooking new recipes I find on the internet I would love to travel to different countries.
 
 Teacher of the Week | Nov. 15-Nov. 18 | Mr. Tackitt
 
My birthday is September 3rd 19jQuery183024235052462279505_1479318172817. I grew up all over heartland of this great country. Spent most of my time in the mountains. Moved to Texas my junior year of high school and went to west Texas State for college. I have taught for 36 years and my favorite thing about teaching is being around the kids. I have 3 kids and 3 grand sons who share my favorite hobby of fishing. I plan to work at the repair shop after I retire and spent time with my lovely wife Dee Ann. ( and of course fish with the grand boys) Post Texas is an amazing place and I have loved it here.
 

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. 19-Sept. 26 | Coach Jenkins 
 
I was born on March 12th. I grew up in Smethport Pennsylvania.I teach Jr. High Health/PE and coach volleyball.I have been a teacher for 19 years. I worked at Ector Jr high and  Cleburne Jr High for one year each. Then Peaster ISD for 3 years, Chico ISD for 4 years, Perrin CISD for 6 years and Mineral Wellls for 4 years. This is my first year at Post ISD. I graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in  1996.In my free time I enjoy baking desserts. My favorite college team is Notre Dame. My husband is also a coach and works for Post ISD. I have 3 children, Addison 15, Rylee 12, and Averi 3. My favorite part of my job is coaching Jr. High volleyball and getting to assist with the Varsity. Is is great to be able to be involved in what you like and get to spend time with your children. A fun fact is when I was in High School I bungee jumped off a platform and had to dive head first. After I retire I hope to move back to Pennsylvania and have a little house in the mountains.
 

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!