Name: Paula BentleyEmail: Paula.Bentley@slps.orgRoom Number(s): 408WSubject(s): Special EducationBuilding Phone: (314) 776-3300Teacher Message:It is my pleasure to teach your young adults in my classroom. Where I believe that learning is truly a life-long task, a task that changes with time and endless efforts. As a mother of two, the quote it takes a village to raise a child, is a true statement that helps connect the administration, teacher, parent and every staff member in the educational setting. It also gives the school the opportunity to empower the student with educational goals established by the school district. Lastly, it opens the door for greater teacher, staff and parent mentoring abilities that will enable the student to have educational success.Biography:This is my 25th year as a Certified Special Education Teacherin the St. Louis Public School District. I have taught at varies schools throughout my teaching career. However, this is my 17th year here at Gateway STEM all though our school name was formally Gateway Technology High School. The majority of my teaching experincing was spent teaching on the high school level. My career started at Webster Middle School in the St. Louis Public School District 25 years ago. Throughout my teaching career I have worked with excellent teachers from certified Physics to doctoral staff. There were so many talented thinkers that helped me to broaden my thinking and teaching skills. In which played a very rewarding part in enhancing my ability to teach in a diverse school setting. You must have a compassion for teaching to truely teachour young adults.