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 22nd year at Encino Park and my 28th 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.
In 2019, I was honored to be chosen as NEISD Elementary 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 almost 23 years. We have two beautiful daughters ages 20 and 17. My oldest daughter is a junior in college and my baby is a senior in high school. I love teaching very much and absolutely consider it to be my calling.
TBA due to Covid procedures