Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education Specialization in reading
Mr. Larry Jentz
Hello and welcome to my teacher page! This is my 21st year at Encino Park and my 27th in education. I started my career working for the special education department in Judson ISD while I put myself through college at night. I graduated from UTSA with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a specialization in reading. I am also the founder of the Encino Park Boys to Men Club. This is a club is for boys, grades 3-5. I'm very fortunate to be assisted by Mr. Neil Shelby (5th grade teacher) and Mr. Michael Ytuarte (1st grade teacher). We discuss leadership, self-confidence, compassion, service and what it means to be a gentleman.
Last year I was honored to serve as Encino Park Campus Teacher of the Year and went on to be selected as the NEISD Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019. I was also chosen as the Credit Human Kens 5 Excel Winner for December of 2018.
I married my high school sweetheart after 11 years of dating (I tend to procrastinate) and have been married for almost 22 years. We have two beautiful daughters ages 19 and 16. My oldest daughter is a sophomore in college and my baby is a junior in high school. I love teaching very much and absolutely consider it to be my calling.
7:30-8:00 Arrival and Agenda
10:37-11:24 staggered lunches
11:44-12:55 Language Arts
1:45-2:45 Science/Social Studies
2:45-2:55 pack up and dismissal