Tosh Demsey: Math Genius

December 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Jordyn Ohashi, Reporter

He is a weapon of math instruction.

The 2017-18 school year marks Tosh Demsey’s 17th year teaching and 11th year teaching at Clovis High.  Demsey grew up in the Central Valley, graduated from Sanger High, attended MIT for his undergraduate degree, and student taught at Edison High School. He has impacted many student’s lives while teaching Algebra 1 & 2, Math 3, and AP Calculus AB & BC.

“His willingness to go above and beyond to help me succeed made a lasting impression not only on me but my family as well,” said Johnny Martin, a previous student and now colleague of Demsey. “I’m honestly not even sure if I told him thank you for the work that he did but it was all greatly appreciated beyond words and I hope he knows that.”

When Martin was a sophomore in the ’08-’09 school year at CHS he was one of Demsey’s Algebra 2 students. The second semester of this year Martin was placed in a home hospital after he was diagnosed with cancer. Demsey sent work for Martin and would meet with him every Saturday at the Clovis Library to explain difficult concepts. Read more...