WE ARE TEACHERS TEACHING STUDENTS

OUR OWNERSHIP

Bob Montondo, owner and founder of A-1 Driver Training School, is a retired professional educator with 27 years of certified teaching experience.  He has over 30 years of combined experience in the public and private sectors relating to traffic safety.  He has a combined 32 years of experience in the public and private sectors related to traffic safety education. His unique background goes beyond academic training and actual teaching experience and includes attending numerous high-performance driving and racing schools on both the east and west coasts! He has been recognized in the Midlands as a traffic safety authority, especially concerning beginning teenage drivers.

     

    Bob Montondo-Owner and Instructor

    • B.S. and M.Ed. – University of South Carolina
    • 27 years of certified teaching experience in South Carolina’s schools
    • 10 years teaching driver education at A.C. Flora High school
    • Over 30,000 hours of in-car instructional experience

     

    John Pappas-Instructor

    • B.S. – University of South Carolina
    • 30 years of certified teaching experience in South Carolina’s schools
    • 21 years teaching driver education at Airport High School
    • Over 22,000 hours of in-car instructional experience

    Ron Caldwell-Instructor

    • B.S. and M.A.T. – University of South Carolina
    • 35 years of certified teaching experience in South Carolina’s schools
    • 25 years teaching driver education at Spring Valley High School
    • Over 20,000 hours of in-car instructional experience

    SEE HOW FAR WE EXCEED THE STATE'S REQUIREMENT FOR DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

    • 90-167. Driver Training School Instructor Qualifications
      A. Every person, in order to qualify as an instructor for a driving school, must, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:
      • At least twenty-one (21) years of age;
      • Of good moral character;
      • Hold a valid South Carolina driver license;
      • Have no record of suspension of driving privileges for moving violations for the past three (3) years;
      • Have at least five (5) years of driving experience and no suspension for three (3) years;
      • Successfully complete a departmentally approved driver training instructor course which includes as a minimum thirty-four (34) hours of formal classroom instruction in driver education and a minimum of six (6) hours of actual behind-the-wheel training in driving instruction;
      • Successfully complete a departmentally approved written test which includes as a minimum testing of the ability of the applicant to give driver instruction to others and/or both written and demonstrative methods.
      • The department may, in its discretion, grant an applicant a temporary permit, by special examination, provided the driver training school has one qualified, licensed instructor. The temporary permit is valid for six (6) months or until an instructor’s course is offered. If during the six months the applicant is unable to take an instructor’s course, the temporary permit may be renewed one (1) time for an additional six (6) month period.

     

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    (803) 790-4744

    8502 Two Notch Rd Columbia,SC 29223

    A1 Driver Training