About Teacher

Phone: 210-332-2256 (cell) 210-407-3200 (office)


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education Specialization in reading

Mr. Larry Jentz

Hello and welcome to my teacher's page! This is my 25th year at Encino Park and my 31st in education. I started my career working for the special education department at 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 for boys, grades 4-5. I'm very fortunate to be assisted by Mr. Michael Ytuarte (1st grade teacher). We build relationships, discuss leadership, self-confidence, compassion, service and what it means to be a gentleman. 

In 2019, I was honored to be chosen as NEISD Teacher of the Year as well as the Encino Park Elementary Teacher of the Year. 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 27 years. We have two beautiful daughters, ages 23 and 20, both in college. I love teaching very much and absolutely consider it to be my calling. 


Class Schedule

  • 7:30  -  7:45 Morning Routines

    7:45  -  9:10 Math

    9:10  -  9:30 Word Study

    9:30  - 9:50 Recess

    10:30 - 12:00 Reading and Writing

    12:00  - 12:30 Lunch

    12:45  - 12:55 Read Aloud/SSR

    12:55  - 1:45 Specials

    1:45    - 2:40  Science/Social Studies

    2:45               Dismissal