Matt and his wife Stacey are both Montvale residents and parents of two. They have been teaching for over 20 years, and know what parents are looking for in a driving school. Matt is a High School Health, Drivers Education, and Physical Education teacher in the Union City School District. Matt has plenty of behind the wheel experience, while Stacey takes care of the business end. Matt and Stacey both take pride in providing the safest and best instruction in the area, and know how to keep kids motivated.
Rich received his Bachelors in Economics from Rutgers University in 2007 and Master of Arts in Teaching from New Jersey City University. He has been teaching in the public school system since 2009 as a Middle School Math teacher. Rich was born and raised in the Bergen County area and has extensive knowledge of the area. He takes great pride in helping his students succeed whether it is in the Math classroom or in the car during driving instruction. During his free time he enjoys snowboarding, spending time with his family and playing with his rescue dog Rambo.
A recent addition to the Elite Driving Academy team, Kevin resides in Woodcliff Lake with his wife and two sons. He brings an enthusiastic and motivating approach in working with the students to help them develop the skills and confidence they need to become safe and competent drivers. In his spare time, Kevin is active with his family, enjoys the outdoors and is an avid boating enthusiast. In addition to teaching driving, he is also a certified sailing instructor, charter boat captain and volunteers with the local Cub Scout Troop.
Vanessa is a 2017 Montclair State University graduate who received her Bachelors in Spanish. She has been teaching in Pascack Hills High School since 2017 as a Spanish Teacher. Vanessa is originally from Morris County and through Elite has gained a lot of exposure to the Bergen County area as well. Vanessa works well with not only high school students but also with parents and she enjoys being able to be a part of the community in which she teaches in. She loves being able to spend time with her family while listening to her favorite Spotify playlist.
Phil is a father of 2 sons and a daughter and is a resident of Emerson in Bergen County for over 25 years. A lifetime lover of driving, Phil is very happy to have an opportunity to apply his love of driving to helping students learn good driving habits and also help them appreciate
that driving is truly a special privilege not to be taken for granted. Phil is also a huge dog lover and a big sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Education has always been part of Matt and Stacey Rennie's lives—both teaching in Union City. They have both been teaching for over 20 years.
Dual brakes & accelerators are in every car, along with electronically adjustable mirrors. That paired with our YouTube tutorials is perfect for the rising generation.
Each car is equipped with a second set of pedals for our instructors, to ensure safety on the road. Additionally, students can ease into driving by using the brakes and accelerators while the instructor steers.
The 2016 Kia Soul was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick upon its release. It is designed with many safeguards to help deliver added protection, so you can drive with a peace of mind.
In addition to the dual pedals, the car is equipped with smart passive safety systems, such as the reinforced structure and advanced airbags.
With our headquarters just off of the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, our local instructors know the best roads for learning and practicing.
Choosing a driving school in Bergen County can be an overwhelming experience. The Elite Driving Academy strives to provide all of our clients with the most comprehensive and thorough behind-the-wheel driving experience possible. Our highly-experienced driving instructors tailor lessons to meet the needs of all of our students, ensuring the best experience possible. The Elite Driving Academy is the best choice for driving lessons in Bergen County and the Pascack Valley.
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