Meet the Teacher

    1. Ms. P Bentley
    Name: Paula Bentley
    Room Number(s): 408W
    Subject(s): Special Education
    Building Phone: (314) 776-3300
    Teacher Message:
     Hello parents thanks for all your patience and time spent helping your son/daughter.  This year has been a very different year.  But I believe we can make by helping one another.  This school year I am teaching Explore/Evaluate Media, Introduction to Grammar and  Introduction to Computers.   My students are 9th thru 12th graders.  The parents are welcome to email whenever necessary.  This will allow my parents who have students with unique needs to take their time and get the assistance they need.  My email address is  At this point, I would like to thank each of the parents that allowed me to contact them by phone or email to discuss this new virtual teaching model.   I will do my very best to get back with everyone as soon as possible.
    This is my 27th  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 18th 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 27 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 teach our young adults.