You just never know the path to teaching will take – ask Mr. Lentz, our New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) history teacher. He spent some time working in the corporate world before realizing he belonged in the classroom. He went back to school, came to NMSS three years ago and the rest is…do we say it?…history! We caught up with this busy teacher and asked him a few questions about his place in our dynamic story.

What do you love about NMSS? 

The small, intimate nature of the school. You really get to know everyone.

What’s the best part about teaching? What’s the biggest challenge? 

I love that everything is still relatively new to the students. They’re really hungry for knowledge, even if they don’t always realize it.

The biggest challenge is patience as students develop their maturity. Not everyone develops at the same rate so you have to adjust to the student.

What activities are you involved in at NMSS?

We’re starting a brand new club* this year called “Investment Club”.  It focuses on how to invest money in the stock market.

*did you know that students and teachers can create clubs at NMSS – what are you interested in? Or join an established club and meet some new friends.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, travel, cooking, going to live events (concerts, sports, etc…) and spending quality time with family.

We couldn’t put the care in our classrooms without teachers like Mr. Lentz. We love our engaged community at NMSS! Enrolling now for Fall 2022! Call us at 310-999-6162 and talk to one of our friendly staff, or fill out an application and join our Warrior team!

About NMSS

The New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) is a charter high school in Gardena, CA committed to preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders in the competitive 21st century.  NMSS was created to address the rising global competitive environment for talent. Our students enjoy a small school education with big school sports and accredited community college classes. Enroll your student today.