Mr. Terry Toth is the Computer Technology Integration teacher at John T. Lambert Intermediate School. He teaches grades 6, 7, and 8 throughout the year, teaching his specific computer curriculum through integration with other classroom teachers. Click here for Mr. Toth's technology syllabus. He has taught at JTL since the building opened in 1992. During the 1991-1992 school year, he worked in the district as a long-term substitute teacher after graduating from Kutztown. Mr. Toth directed the Bunnell School Musical and held a long term substitute position in Math. He was hired by building principal, Mr. Pinkowski, to fill a remedial math position, but after just two years in the position, newly appointed principal, Patricia Baughman reassigned Mr. Toth to be the district's first Middle School Computer Teacher. Over the next two years, under the direction of Mrs. Baughman and Dr. Rachel Heath, assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Mr. Toth developed a state of the art way to integrate computer instruction into the regular curriculum. This was a new thing in the early 1990s, but it worked well, exposing students to a wide variety of computer projects which better prepared them for technology use at the high school.
Mr. Toth has been nominated 3 times for "Teacher of the Year" by members of his local ESPSEA and won the award in 2011. He has also been awarded the "Who's Who Among American Teachers" award two times in his career. He frequently presents a variety of technology related inservices in the East Stroudsburg School district including Spring Into Technology. He has also taught graduate level classes through IU#20 for teachers that have an interest in integrating technology into their classrooms.
In 1999, Mr. Toth began teaching a class called Web Page Design where he taught students how to create web pages and other advanced media like digital movies, and Photoshop editing. The class had undergone a name change to Media Design Class in 2012 when the class began to focus more on media projects and less on web design because of the newer SchoolWires web management system. Mr. Toth takes these students to compete in the Pennsylvania Middle School Computer Fair each year, and to this date, he still has more wins than any other teacher in the state at the regional and state levels combined. He continues to drive his students to create perfection and excellence in their technology design projects. In 2016, his students won three first places, two second places and a third place at the regional computer fair. The winners at the regional fair went to Dickinson College on May 25th to compete at the state level competition. JTL received a third place award in Web Page design, and a second place award in Animation. Students and parents of students in Media Design can log in to S
apphire to check for student grades and assignments.
In 2004, Mr. Toth developed the TV broadcast club, Good Morning JTL. This group of 20 students broadcasts the news each day of the school year using the TV studio set up in the back of the library. Live TV is a daily challenge, but the students and Mr. Toth keep finding new challenges to make the 10-15 minute show even more exciting. This year our studio space has expanded and we are in the process of converting our new space into a functioning TV studio. This year, the cast will be using SKYPE
again to show footage from remote locations in the school. Students involved in this activity audition each May, then train through the last day of school in June. This prepares them for the next school year. The cast has broadcast announcements every day since April 2004. In May 2015, the cast celebrated 2000 continuous live shows over an 11 year period. The broadcasts are all digitally recorded and can be played back on our website. Click here
to see the most recent broadcasts.
Mr. Toth is also well known for live stage performances. He directed the spring production musicals from 1992-1998. Due to stage construction in 1999, Mr. Toth took a year off and by the time 2000 began, he started a family with the birth of his first child. Still having the urge to work with student performers, he began arranging an end of the year rock concert called iROCK in 2006. Students get to have a great time after field day rocking to current hits and classic rock in a full blown concert produced by Mr. Toth, Mr. Loughren and many current and former student musicians including Jon Williams, Luke Booth, Ryan Bridges, Logan Zucchino, Bobby Rutherford, Mr. Moran (Security) and many more. There was no iRock show in 2016 due to a tight schedule at the end of the school year. The students were dismissed on June 1st because there was only one snow day used the entire year!