Welcome to Toby Johnson!
The Aggies teachers are very excited to begin a great 2016-2017 school year with you, and we are already planning some amazing events to look forward to.
Aggies 7 Teachers & Staff
This is my 20th year of teaching and I have been a TJMS teacher since 2008. I truly enjoy working with middle school students. Their inquisitive nature and enthusiasm for learning continuously inspire me. I have a BA in history from UC Riverside, a BS in education from the University of Utah, and an MA in history from Sacramento State. My master’s thesis focused on Sacramento’s contributions to the Union during the Civil War. During the last several years, my passion for history has taken me on educational trips to the University of Virginia, Annapolis, Maryland, and Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. I can’t wait to share what I have learned with you. My children both attend Arlene Hein Elementary School. My daughter is a fourth grader and my son is in Kindergarten. I love living and working in this community. Besides history-related travel, when not teaching I enjoy gardening, reading, and supporting my children in their extracurricular activities.
I am proud to be on the Aggies team as your English teacher. I have been a teacher here at Toby for ten years and in the district for fifteen. I’m lucky to have had an exciting and varied career. I taught high school in Norway for several years and even taught English at a university in Korea for two years. I have an MA in English and minors in both geography and psychology. English and literature have been a lifelong interest of mine. Command of English and the ability to write well is of paramount importance in today’s ever-changing world. Teaching at the middle school level is both rewarding and invigorating. We not only teach our subject matter, but also help guide adolescents to grow into successful citizens of our great nation.
I was born and raised in San Francisco and have traveled extensively in both Europe and Asia, eventually finding my way to Elk Grove. I enjoy golf and taking my motorcycle on long trips throughout Northern California and beyond.
Welcome to Toby Johnson! We are so glad to have you on our Aggies 7 Team. I graduated from Brigham Young University and finished my graduate degree at Sacramento State University in Kinesiology. This is my 17th year teaching overall and 10th year at this school site. I too live in this community and am excited for the day when my children will attend Johnson. I have three girls at home – twin 9 years olds who are in 4th grade and a 7 ½ year old in 2nd grade; each of my children attend Castello Elementary School. I am very happy to be your PE teacher this year and look forward to meeting you! Thank you!
I have been teaching at TJMS for 14 years since it opened in 2002. I am the Aggies 8 math teacher. In total, I have been teaching Middle School, Junior High, and High School students for 30 years. I am also the co-department chair of mathematics; the AM math tutor; the Mathletes Club sponsor; a Math Generations PLC leader; and a BTSA consulting math teacher for new teachers. I am a mother of two children who graduated from EGUSD schools; I am a grandmother of 1 child; and I am the primary caretaker for my parents. My favorite hobbies include: visiting my children and grandson and participating in church activities.
Welcome to Toby Johnson Middle School. My name is Elizabeth Agosta. My students call me Ms. Agosta, or Ms. A for short. This is my fifth year teaching at TJMS as a bridge teacher. I was a math teacher at Laguna Creek High School for 11 years. While at LCHS, I taught Algebra 1, Applied Geometry, Geometry, Geometry S, CAHSEE Math, and Business Finance. Before starting my career as a teacher, I worked at McClellan Air Force Base for 14 years. I worked as a flight instrument technician, aircraft electrician, and an electronics communications technician. My hobby is photography. Looking through the camera lens from a geometric perspective is one of my interests. I am excited to be working with our 8th grade Aggie students.
I LOVE SCIENCE! I can't get enough of it, and because of this, I became a science teacher. I started teaching science in 2001 and have taught 6th grade Earth Science, 7th grade Life Science, 8th grade Physical Science, 8th grade Honors Science, and 9th grade General Science. I love spending time with my family doing anything they want to do. My personal favorites are road trips, tennis, swimming, reading and movies.I believe there is no better education then getting out there and seeing how the rest of the world is and how others live and thrive in very different ways then we do. To foster tolerance in ourselves and others, we must open our eyes and hearts to all the wonderful people that share this planet. I truly love being a science teacher and hope I help students to foster confidence, desire, resilience and self discipline, and that one day, these qualities will help our students to change their part of our world for the better.
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