In 2004, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Albany State University. In 2006, I obtained my master’s degree in Post-Secondary Education from Troy State University. Prior to my service as an instructional coach, I served in the capacity of a first, third and fifth grade teacher.
In 2016, I joined the APS district as the math specialist at the former Fain Elementary. In 2018, I was fortunate to begin the school year as Finch’s K-2 instructional coach.
Throughout my professional journey, my belief has been that students learn best by doing, and that active teaching encourages active learning. When students see the value in their learning, they become invested. When they are invested, they are engaged! This is truly when the most learning takes place. I am proud to be a member of the Finch staff and know that together, we will.
(3rd - 5th Grade)
Mrs. Bentley-Cuyler received her bachelor’s degree in English from Georgia State University and her master’s in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. Prior to serving as an instructional coach, she taught 4th and 5th grade and served as an EIP Specialist in 3rd-5th grades at Finch. She has also served as a member of the PTA and School Leadership Team, secretary of the Local School Council, and chair of the GO Team in her 11 years at Finch Elementary. Mrs. Bentley-Cuyler was elected Finch Elementary Educator of the Year for the 2014-15 school year. Her philosophy of education is that changing the mentality or mindset of a given community can produce a lasting effect on student achievement. In her spare time, Mrs. Bentley-Cuyler enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.