Mr. Bentley’s Driving School

Welcome! My name is Eric Bentley. I first discovered my passion for teaching as an 18 year old resident camp counselor in Holly, Michigan. I took the job because 80 bucks a week, plus room and board meant I got to move out on my own. At the time, I had no idea that I was about to happen upon my life’s calling.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Michigan, my Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Teaching from Michigan State University, and a special endorsement in Educational Technology, also from MSU. Perry Public Schools welcomed me as a middle school math teacher in 1994. In 1999, I began teaching 3rd and 4th grade. Identifying the growing need for technology instruction, I created and became the teacher of an elementary technology course that now all Perry Kindergarten through fourth grade students participate.

Throughout my career as an educator, I have sought out people in need and opportunities of service. Such opportunities have included…

Empowering all children, including those identified as having special needs, by providing a variety of experiences that fosters and supports all learning styles,

Tutoring home-bound high school students in core academic areas,

Facilitating support groups of at-risk pre-teen and teenagers, and

Teaching writing at MSU’s Spartan Writing Camps and being inducted as a Fellow of the National Writing Project

Programs and Classes

  • Students under the age of 18 and are ready to start learning to drive are to take a Segment 1 class. This driver education class is offered before the driver begins supervised driving. A teen must be 14 years, 8 months of age on or before the first scheduled day of class and have parent/guardian permission. Segment.. Read More
    Students under the age of 18 and are ready to start learning to drive are to take a Segment 1 class. This driver education class is offered before the driver begins supervised driving. A teen must be 14 years, 8 months of age on or before the first scheduled day of class and have parent/guardian permission. Segment 1 class requires a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction, a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, and a minimum of four hours of observation time in a training vehicle. What Every Driver Must Know contains information about operating a motor vehicle safely on Michigan roads and is one of the tools used to teach teen drivers in Michigan driver education programs. Successful completion of a state-approved driver education program does not, alone, make a teenager a responsible, experienced driver. Traffic safety education involves family, community, industry, government and personal factors such as motivation, maturity, and perceptive abilities. Michigan Graduated License Systme (shown right) shows how graduated driver licensing and driver education are intertwined. The The Michigan’s Graduated Driver Licensing A Guide for Parents contains valuable information on graduated driver licensing, driver education, coaching tips for parents and more. Parents and teens are encouraged to read this publication.
  • Segment 2 driver education is offered after the driver has held a valid Level 1 License for at least three continuous months and has acquired at least 30 hours of driving experience time including a minimum of two hours of night driving. Segment 2 includes a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction. What.. Read More
    Segment 2 driver education is offered after the driver has held a valid Level 1 License for at least three continuous months and has acquired at least 30 hours of driving experience time including a minimum of two hours of night driving. Segment 2 includes a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction. What Every Driver Must Know contains information about operating a motor vehicle safely on Michigan roads and is one of the tools used to teach teen drivers in Michigan driver education programs. Successful completion of a state-approved driver education program does not, alone, make a teenager a responsible, experienced driver. Traffic safety education involves family, community, industry, government and personal factors such as motivation, maturity, and perceptive abilities. The GDL Timeline shows how graduated driver licensing and driver education are intertwined. The Michigan’s Graduated Driver Licensing A Guide for Parents contains valuable information on graduated driver licensing, driver education, coaching tips for parents and more. Parents and teens are encouraged to read this publication.
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