8th Grade U.S. History



Degrees and Certifications:

BS Criminal Justice, Park University BS Military History, Park University Core 4-8 and ESL Certified

Mr. Kevin Bentley

Hello, I am Kevin Bentley and I am from Nocona, Texas. I graduated from Nocona in 1996 and attended college at UNT and NCTC until I made the decision to join the U.S. Air Force in 1999.

During my time in the U.S. Air Force I was a Security Forces Member (Police Officer). I also had the opportunity to live and travel around the world. I have been to over seventy-two countries and five different continents. I served from 1999-2012 until I was medically retired and moved back to Texas (Sanger). After the military, I finished my degree from Park University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration and Military History. I have been in education for nine years and this will be my 5th year at Gainesville ISD and my second year at Gainesville Jr. High.

I have been married for 20 years to my beautiful wife Julane (Jewels) and we have a 15-year-old daughter named Samantha (Sam). My family is everything to me and my daughter takes up the majority of our time. 

My hobbies include golfing, fishing, kayaking, and lifting weights. I am also a huge Steelers, Rangers, and PGA fan.


Disclaimer: we will discuss potentially controversial or sensitive topics such as religion, slavery, and politics. These subjects will be discussed objectively and are required by the TEKS ( Texas essential knowledge & skills) set by the state of Texas for public schools to teach. These TEKS can be read at the following link (scroll down to 8th grade) http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113/ch113b.html