Meet the Principal


My name is Sarah Bentley, and I'm proud to be Heritage School's principal since February 2016. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science degree in Leadership in Educational Administration, with a Specialty Endorsement in Building Level Leadership Improvement.

Before coming to Stockbridge, I taught for 19 years in Chelsea. I taught second and third grades at Pierce Lake Elementary and North Creek Elementary, looping with my second graders - which was a terrific experience. Then, I taught 6th grade ELA, Science, and Health at Beach Middle School, where I held many leadership roles and learned to love and appreciate education of our middle level students and the unique ways to connect with them.

One of the most critical things I have learned over the course of my career is the importance of building positive, caring, solid relationships with staff, students, families, and the community. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by many talented, dedicated leaders and role models in education - always kids first!

When I get some down time, I enjoy reading and travel. I also love being outside in the warmer months, staying active working in the garden or being on the water. Most importantly, I love spending time with my family and close friends. I can't imagine a career doing anything other than being with kids! Everyday is an honor and a privilege.


Sarah Bentley
517-851-8600 x4116