Elementary #44 was named for Joan Postma, who spent 24 of her 29 years in education working for CFISD prior to her retirement in June 2002. Her tenure with the district started at Bleyl Middle School, where she taught mathematics and computer literacy for 10 years, as well as serving as team leader before being promoted to a district level position, technical assistant for administrative and instructional microcomputer services. Because of her leadership and expertise, she was later promoted to serve the district as the director of technology support services. She and her husband, Peter, have two children, Perri and Robert both Cy-Fair High School graduates. Three of the Postmas’ four grandchildren are school-age and attend CFISD elementaries.