Leader in Education
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 began her professional teaching career with Denver Public Schools in 1992. Her roles have included classroom teacher, resource specialist, administrator and Gifted and Talented coordinator. In 2007, she was recognized by Mayor John Hickenlooper with the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.
Eye for Quality
Staci and her father, Lonnie Porter, began the Lonnie Porter Summer Academy in 1995. Staci has worked as a diligent director – 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 hopes to help her father carry out his dream: to see all of the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy students graduate from college.