Mr. Terry Toth

Teacher of the Year 2010 & 2011
  • Mr. Toth started his teaching career in the East Stroudsburg Area School District in 2991 as a day to day sub. By the end of the year, he was a permanent fixture in the JS Bunnell building teaching 8th-grade math. He was employed as a full-time math teacher in 1992 at the new John T. Lambert Intermediate School. Hired by Mr. John Lambert, Mr. Toth taught math for two years but was then asked to build a curriculum around computer integration. It was the first of its kind in the area. Principal, Patricia Baughman, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Dr. Rachel Heath helped integrate technology into all curricular areas before the year 2000 based on the things Mr. Toth did in his classes.

    Mr. Toth currently teaches general computer integration and digital citizenship to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. He also teaches two sections of Media Design, an advanced computer apps class he developed in 1999. The students in Media Design compete in the Middle School Computer Fair each spring, and to date, JTL has the most wins of any other state school at the regional level. They have also come home with the most state wins since 2006! JTL continues to be tops in technology in the state thanks to Mr. Toth and his student's efforts!

    Mr. Toth is in charge of several other things at JTL. He is the stage manager running tech for most band and choir concerts and the annual spring musical. He has been a group leader for the Ski & Snowboarding Intramural program at JTL since 1994 and in 2018 won the Harry Adams award for group leaders at Shawnee. Mr. Toth has been awarded Outstanding Educator in 2010-2011 by the East Stroudsburg Education Association and was also nominated two times previous to winning the award.

    Mr. Toth spends a great deal of time working with the cast for Good Morning JTL, the school's live TV morning news show. Since it's inception in 2004, the cast has done about 2500 live shows with participation from students, faculty, and administration. The cast arrives at 6:45am and writes the script, they rehearse, and the student-run show goes live at 7:30am each day. Click here to see our broadcast archive. 

    Mr. Toth loves to perform on stage. Growing up with musical influences from the 70s and 80s, Mr. Toth loves rock music. WIth other students and staff, he developed iRock in 2006. The band has changed musicians over the years, but the last show they did was for JTL students at JTL PRIDE day in June, 2018. Playing bass, JTL custodian Greg Bompane. Playing drums, Superintendent Billy Riker. Playing guitars, Spanish teacher Ryan Loughren. On lead vocals, computer teacher Terry Toth. Click here for a sample from the show.