New Teacher Alert: Mr. Toczynski


Lauren Carter

Mr. Toczynski, a new teacher at Woodbridge High School.

Lauren Carter, Editor

This year is Jonathan Toczynski’s first year teaching here at Woodbridge High although he taught at JFK for the past 8 years. Mr. Toczynski teaches CCRA/Google Apps and Advancing with Apple. He comes bearing a positive and optimistic attitude, ready for this school year.


The Barron Perspective: Where are you from?
Mr. Toczynski: Iselin, NJ.

BP: When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
MT: From what I remember, probably an NBA player!

BP: Where did you attend school before college?
MT: John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Iselin.

BP: What made you want to be a teacher and when did you realize this?
MT: It wasn’t until my senior year of college did I fully realized I wanted to be a teacher when I was student-teaching. I enjoyed teaching and being around the students.

BP: What college did you attend? What was your major? What activities did you enjoy while there and why?
MT: For my undergraduate, I attended Ramapo College of New Jersey. I majored in Business Administration – Management as well as Secondary Education. I played intramural basketball; it was fun to play with my friends.

BP: What is your previous teaching experience, if any?
MT: My first year teaching, I taught at Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, NJ. For the last eight years, I was teaching at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School right in Woodbridge Township.

BP: What classes are you currently teaching and what will you be teaching next semester?
MT: Currently, I am teaching CCRA/Google Apps. Next semester, I’ll be teaching Advancing with Apple as well, which I’m really excited about!

BP: How were your first few days of the school year at Woodbridge High School? What do you like about WHS?
MT: Compared to JFK, the building is huge! I am sure like many of the students who are new to the building, I found myself lost once or twice. The faculty was very helpful in showing me around; thank you Mr. Nowicki and Mrs. Kuziemski!

BP: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities, if so, what and why?
MT: I’m the head boys basketball coach. We currently have the weight room followed by open gym available for all students.

BP: How do you plan on making this a good school year?
MT: Building relationships with students and staff!

BP: What are you looking forward to this school year and why?
MT: Being from JFK the last eight years, I have seen some great things about Woodbridge from afar, so I’m looking forward to being a part of Dr. Lottmann’s staff. I’m also excited for my first season as a head coach.

BP: What hobbies do you enjoy outside of school?
MT: I enjoy hanging out with my family, friends, and my two dogs. 

BP: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
MT: I’m very fortunate and excited for the opportunity to be at Woodbridge! Go Barrons!