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; in 1996 she earned her Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Staci began her professional teaching career with Denver Public Schools in 1992 where she diligently served 25 years as a Teacher and Administrator. She has served as Teacher in Beaverton, Oregon and was the Assistant Director over Intervention Services at the District level in Adams 12 Five Star Schools in Thornton, Colorado. Staci specifically chose to become an educator in order to directly impact and influence future leaders. In 2007, Staci was recognized for her committed efforts by former Denver Mayor and Governor John Hickenlooper, who presented her with the Teacher of the Year Award.
Staci currently serves as the Co-Founder and Director of the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy and is the Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Rises, an organization that assists parents with student advocacy and provides contracted services around mediation, training and intervention protocols for school districts. Her mission with this work is to ensure ALL students receive a safe, fair, equitable and legal Free And Public Education (FAPE).
Staci has worked as a diligent Co-Founder and Director of the Porter Billups Leadership Academy. She has selected outstanding teachers to work with students who attend the Academy, advocating for the delivery of quality 21st Century curriculum and instruction in order to ensure students will be best prepared to serve as leaders in their schools, communities and professional careers. Staci has helped her father carry out his vision to see all of the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy students graduate from high school and receive a college education for 25 years.
Staci is married to Peter Bentley. They have two sons, Jack and Hunter along with two dogs Moe and Ollie. Their favorite family pastime is traveling to beach areas and exploring the ocean.