Jose E. Llerena is from Huelva, a city in southern Spain. He received his bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Huelva´s University , Spain. He later graduated with his master's degree in Psychopedagogy from the same university. He has been teaching since 2003 to the present. He has worked from early childhood to high school student, although, most of his experience is focused on 1st and 2nd grade students.
He arrived in Albuquerque in 2019 to work at Cien Aguas International School through a program called "Visiting Professors", an agreement between the Ministry of Education of Spain and the United States.
Since he was little he has been passionate about soccer and has played for different teams in his city. In recent years he has changed this sport for Paddle, which is very similar to tennis. He likes traveling, meeting people and playing, "a little bit", instruments like the piano and the guitar.