Meet the Teacher

    1. `Special Edcuation Teacher
    Name: Paula Bentley
    Room Number(s): 408W
    Subject(s): Special Education
    Building Phone: (314) 776-3300 ext. 14140
    8th hr. Explore/Evaluate Media  
    Teacher Message:
     Hello parents thanks for all your patience and time spent helping your son/daughter.  This year has been a very different year as we deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This school one of the greatest changes is the way students will be trained on how to use the computer and SIS in class or in a grade level meeting. in the school .  However, our students will receive services in person.  We will have several changes to the school day under the new CDC guideliens.  But I believe we can make it 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 more than 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 questions and concerns.   I will do my very best to get back with every parent as soon as possible.  I really appreciate the parents for taking the time help us extend learning to your son/daughter.   The students will be able to login on the following website: However, they will have to go or upload Office 365 on the Microsoft website.  The students will receive one-on-on directions when they register.  If you need additional the parents only can email me on the district website  at (314)776-3300.  The students can email me with questions concerns in the Team Page.   Lastly, the information that they need will also be coverd on a Teams Video or PowerPoint Presentation.   IF the parents need further assistance email me at  Students can email me at or send questions or concerns on the Teams page.  
    This is my 29th  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 22nd 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 1989, and various Middles Schools in the St. Louis Public School District.  Throughout my teaching career I have worked with excellent teachers from certified Physics to doctoral staff to Physics Majors.  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 truly teach our young adults.
    Student Expectation
    Team meetings website are located at the bottom of the page for Intro to Computers and Explore/Evaluate Media.  Students will be able to join the team meeting and upload their class work on sites mentioned above. The students will also be able to format assignments and then upload class assignments. Students will receive training on how to modify their class assignments and how to complete a powerpoint as needed.
    Some students will need additional modifications to have academic success.  The students will be able to receive free tutorial after school daily at Gateway STEM High School.  Students will take the after school buses home.   Parents will be able to sign their children up for the free tutorial.  Parents are welcome to call their young adults school counselor if interested in after-school tutoring.  Students will be able to get additional assistances in their classes as needed.