CROSSROADS Driving School

About Us

Our Philosophy

 

Classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel education will focus the student on safe driving standards including regulations, traffic signs, controls, Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute (IPDE) process, and the basics of car control. Significant attention is given to risk awareness, driver behaviors and the effects of drugs and alcohol when operating a vehicle. Successful completion of Crossroads state-approved driver education prepares students for their role as a safe and mature driver. We encourage family members to support our students. The family, not the school, is in the best position to have a sustained effect on minimizing the risks faced by inexperienced drivers.

 

Our Goals

 

The purpose of driver education is to provide students with comprehensive driving and learning of the fundamentals of driving and responsible attitudes and behaviors. As a result of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of on the road experience, students will be able to:

* Demonstrate a working knowledge of the rules and procedures of operating a motor vehicle.

* Identify and analyze the physical and psychological conditions that affect driver performance.

* Apply knowledge, processes, and skills to become safe, competent users of local and highway transportation.

* Display responsible driving behaviors when alone and with peers.

 

Our Staff

 

Your instructors at Crossroads Driving School include:

Diane Stanley - Owner and former business education teacher at Haddam-Killingworth High School.

Rick Flynn - Valley Regional High School parent and writer.

Wendy Marinelli  - School Psychologist - Lyman Hall High School.

Carrie Pederson - Retired from State of CT DCF, former CT EMT, instructor and VRHS parent. 

Roy Castagnola - Retired Police Officer for the city of Alexandria, VA and federal officer with the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Carolyn Parillo - Licensed Driving Educator for over twenty years with Phil's Driving School, Instructor at the New Haven Job Corp, working with the Department of Labor for over three years.

Evan Levene - Former Human/Social Services Director and current Driver Education Instructor

Louis Petrucci - Mathematics teacher - Sheehan High School