About Me

Fall 2016 Luis Javier Penton Herrera

Luis Javier Pentón Herrera currently teaches ESOL at a high school in Laurel, MD but has taught all grade levels (K–12) throughout his career. In addition, he is also an Adjunct Professor at two universities—University of Maryland, Baltimore County and University of Maryland University College.

Previously, Luis earned the rank of Sergeant while serving in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as well as worked in administrative and legal roles for both the USMC and the Department of Defense. He holds three masters degrees—two of which were completed with 4.0/4.0 GPAs—and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership: Reading, Language, and Literacy. Recently, TESOL International Association acknowledged Pentón Herrera as an emerging leader (30 Up and Coming) of the next generation in research, teaching, publishing, and leadership.

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Here is a video of me in the “12 Days of Possible” Project from Strayer University.

Words of Inspiration from Student Luis Pentón
Published on Nov 23, 2016

The 12 Days of Possible, Day 3: Thinking about going back to school, but are nervous? Hear from Strayer University student Luis Pentón on how you can make your college degree possible.