Mr. James Bentley
I have been a School Counselor in Wauwatosa since 1999. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and my Master’s in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.
As a School Counselor I believe that all students have a purpose in this world. My goals are to equip students with the skills necessary for them to achieve their post-secondary goals and to overcome any personal, social, or academic barriers to maximize their unique human potential.
Outside of counseling, I am happily married and have a daughter. I love camping, playing cards, reading & relaxing, am active in my church and have been told I am a coffee snob.
I have been a School Psychologist in Wauwatosa since 2013. I currently split my time between Roosevelt, Wilson/WSTEM, and Longfellow. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and my Master’s and Education Specialist Degrees in School Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
As a School Psychologist, I perform a number of roles within the schools. I am involved in special education referrals and evaluations, but am also available to support ALL students who may be struggling with some aspect of their school day, whether it be academic, behavioral, or social/emotional. I enjoy working creatively with families and educators to find solutions to problems at school, so that all students can experience success at high levels. I am a strong believer in fostering a growth mindset in our students, and know that with the right support, all students can achieve their goals.
Outside of school, I enjoy a happy life with my husband and two young sons. I love camping, hiking, travel, and spending time with my family in the community.