Staci Porter-Bentley, a native of Denver, Colorado, graduated from Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School in 1987. She earned her B.A. in Communications with a minor in Education from Regis University in 1991; she later earned her Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Staci has been an educator for more than 25 years. She began her professional teaching career with Denver Public Schools in 1992. She specifically chose to become an educator in order to directly impact and influence future leaders. In 2007, she was recognized by former Denver Mayor and now Governor John Hickenlooper, with the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Intervention Services with Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Staci and her father, Lonnie Porter, started the Leadership Academy in 1996.
Staci has worked as a diligent Co-Founder and Director of the Porter Billups Leadership Academy – selecting outstanding teachers to work with students who attend the Academy – to teach high achieving students who serve as leaders in their schools and communities. She plans to help her father carry out his vision to see all of the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy students graduate from college.