Bill Bentley has served on the Board of Directors for Professional Oklahoma Educators since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Education degree in Educational Management from the University of Minnesota. He completed post master’s work at the University of Minnesota, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Bentley worked as an educator in both Arizona and Oklahoma. He previously was employed as a teacher/coach, junior high principal, and high school principal. Mr. Bentley worked as a superintendent of schools for the last 15 years in Oklahoma and retired as a superintendent of Dibble Public Schools during July of 2008 after serving eight years as their superintendent. Mr. Bentley has two sons and a daughter. His wife, daughter, and son-in-law are currently teachers in Dibble Public Schools.
Mr. Bentley is a graduate of the FBI Academy and the FBI National Academy. From 1971 through 1984 Bill was a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He worked in field divisions in California, Minnesota, and New Jersey. In addition to being a Special Agent Criminal Investigator, he also taught police schools at State Training Academies. During his FBI tenure, he served as a National Academy Counselor at the FBI Training Academy located in Quantico, Virginia.