Mr. Pena was born in Los Angeles, California, where he grew up with English as his second language (Spanish is his first) and can still remember how much of a struggle that was during his first years at school. He moved to Ft. Smith, Arkansas at the age of 19 and, of the 21 years he lived in Arkansas, he spent 15 of those working in public education as a paraprofessional, classroom teacher and technology integration specialist.
Mr. Pena has been married to his wife, Alexis for 4 years and, in their free time, they enjoy hiking and exploring nature. When he’s not at school, he can also be found PC gaming and learning about technology!
Mr. Pena is honored to be our HAWKSOME STEAM teacher this year!