Jody Bentley has owned the driving school since January of 2008 and is an instructor of both the classroom and behind the wheel. He is a graduate of Hanover College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. In addition, he holds a Master’s of Art in Teaching degree from Oakland City University. He has over twelve years of experience as a driver’s education instructor and is also employed with Sunman Dearborn Schools. During the day he spends his time teaching math at East Central High School, where he has been an educator for 15 years. When not teaching, his favorite activity is spending time with his family and friends. He has been married to his wife Carrie for 14 years and they have two daughters, Callie (10) and Finley (4). Before he became busy with his daughters activities, he spent many years coaching football and girls softball at East Central High School.
Kevin Cook is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies. In addition, he also holds a Master’s degree in school counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. After spending 15 years as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Sunman Dearborn and Lawrenceburg community schools, Kevin now works at the ROD Co-op in Sunman. ROD is a special education co-op that travels to schools within Ripley, Ohio, and Dearborn Counties, so he can often be seen in many of our area schools. Kevin and his wife Shelley have two children, both of whom are students in the Sunman Dearborn School District. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and hanging out with friends.
Dennis E. Stonefield
Dennis Stonefield is a graduate of Ball State University, where he has earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Education. He was born and raised in the area and he comes from a family of educators. Both his brother and sister are employed in the Sunman Dearborn Schools, and this is his eleventh year in education. He has spent the past four years teaching Economics at East Central High School, but has previously taught at both Union County Middle School and Nature Coast Technical High School (Brooksville, FL). Dennis’s wife Hilary is also a teacher in the Batesville Community Schools, and they are parents to a son and a daughter, Rhys and Gwen. In addition to teaching, Dennis also contributes to Sunman Dearborn as a junior high basketball coach and videographer for the high school football team. In his free time, he enjoys Tennessee Volunteers Football, Tottenham Hotspur Soccer, and golf. Dennis has been an instructor with us since 2010.
S&B Driving School opened in January 2008 and we are the oldest and longest running driving school in the area. We are a family owned business and we put the needs of families first. From the beginning, we have strived to maintain a commitment to both top of the line curriculum and flexibility for families. We are the finest program in the area and you can expect that your teen will receive nothing but the best. Whatever it is you need, we are willing to work with you. In addition, each of our instructors are employed as educators in the local schools, which means that they are accustomed to working with teens day in and day out. For this reason, we are able to provide an environment where your teen will be comfortable and where they will be able to grow as a driver. To ensure that we have the best instructors around, each instructor must be certified and licensed through the both the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the State of Indiana Teachers License Department.
Glenn Crocker has been with S&B Driving School for many years and brings with him more than 40 years of driver’s education experience. As a 1968 graduate of Cumberland College, he has been in education all of his life. After spending his early years at Harrison Jr. High and East Central, he eventually settled in at Lawrenceburg where he spent over 35 years teaching Chemistry, Biology, and PE. In addition, he spent 13 years as the athletic director and coached nearly every sport that the school offered throughout his career. Since his retirement in 2012, he has spent his free time driving for S&B and enjoying countless hours with his family. He has lived in the area all his life and has 5 children who are all graduates of East Central. With his kids now grown, he keeps busy following the many activities of his grandkids.
Katie Barnes is a graduate of IU East and holds a Master’s of Art in Teaching degree from Oakland City University. She has been in education for 13 years, spending 10 of them at North Dearborn and Sunman Elementary. The past three years have been spent closer to home, teaching fifth grade at Brookville Elementary. Katie brings many years of driving experience to our team having been with us since 2010. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, and reading.
Tom Harris earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University and then went on to earn his Master’s degree from Indiana State. He has been in education for over 20 years, with most of them being spent at East Central. In addition, he has also taught at South Dearborn and Franklin County. When we opened in 2008, he was one of our original instructors until he moved from the classroom to a position in the front office. However, he has now moved back in the classroom as a math instructor and has again began driving students for us after school. When Tom is not teaching, coaching track, or on the road with our drivers, he enjoys spending time with his grandkids, riding quads, and boating.
Bret McFall is a 2010 graduate of IUPUI, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. He is currently employed as a math teacher at Batesville High School, where he is in his 8th year of teaching. He has been driving for us since November 2016 and often drives students for us in the Batesville and Oldenburg area. In addition to teaching, he is a volunteer coach for the high school baseball team and also referee’s middle school and high school volleyball. He and his wife Amy have been married for six years and have two sons, Austin and Ryan. When he isn’t at school or driving, he enjoys sports and spending time with his family.