CROSSROADS Driving School

About Us

Our Philosophy


Online 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


All of our instructors are CT DMV Certified!

Your instructors at Crossroads Driving School include:

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

Wendy Marinelli  - School Psychologist - Lyman Hall High School.

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.

Louis Petrucci - Mathematics teacher - Moran Middle School Wallingford

Brooke Adamson - Longtime resident of Ivoryton.  Mother of two.  Driver Education Instructor.

Gail Larkin - Resident of Clinton, mom of three adult children and five grandchildren. A licensed Driving Educatior with AAA for eleven years.

Lynn Jones - Business Education teacher, Stratford High School. Resident of Higganum, CT and licensed driver education instructor.

Gary Franzo - Currently holds CDL license for over 14 years. Has driven school and public transportation buses.