DON'S DRIVING SCHOOL

Bismarck, ND 58501, USA

    ©2019 BY DON'S DRIVING SCHOOL

    Don's Driving School

    MEET OUR STAFF

    Committed To Educating Drivers

    We have an outstanding team of dedicated instructors, all of whom are determined to help students succeed and be safe drivers. Our team members offer knowledge, support and guidance in each student's learning style. Our goal is to provide a positive learning environment for students so they can become successful and responsible in the step toward independence.

    DON PROUTY

    Founder

    Don began pursuing the idea of starting a commercial driver's training school after entering the education profession in Bismarck and teaching driver’s ed to young students. In 1970, Don and his wife, Bernie, opened Don’s Driving School.  Don was an educator and instructor for almost 50 years.  He passed away October 22, 2019. 

    DANELL BECKER

    Owner & Instructor

    Danell joined her parents at the driving school in 1981, and has been the operating owner since 1999. She had aspirations of a teaching career since childhood.

     

    “Teaching people to drive has been incredibly rewarding. I love seeing students gain confidence in their abilities and decisions in traffic."

    AUDREY KROLL

    Instructor

    Audrey has been an instructor at Don’s Driving School since 2010.  She made a career change when she realized she wanted to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

     

    "I enjoy working with the students and especially love to see their faces after their first successful parallel park! Don’s Driving School has been a wonderful place to work; great staff and great students." 

    PAMELA IHMELS

    Instructor

    Pamela has been an instructor at Don’s Driving School since 1995! She has been a physical education teacher in the Bismarck School system since 1982.  Over her many years as an educator, she has had the privilege of teaching her young students both health and safety! 

     

    "I thoroughly enjoy seeing the growth in students with their driving skills and their confidence in their decision-making process. Working with the staff at Don’s Driving School has been a pleasure."

    JON KRANTZ

    Instructor

    Jon Krantz has been teaching with Don's Driving School since 2012. He is also a Physical Education Specialist with Bismarck Public Schools. His work with students and understanding of the need for safety on the roads make him a great fit for the team.

     

    "It's exciting to be a part of helping young drivers develop the skills they need to become safe drivers."

    MONI KRANTZ

    Instructor

    Moni has been teaching with Don’s Driving School since 2015. Her background in working at ND Safety Council and being involved with kids and teens at school and church make her a great fit for us. 

     

    "I enjoy seeing students improve their skills and confidence throughout the lessons. It's good to know I can be a part of teaching people safe and defensive driving techniques."

    JON KRANTZ

    Instructor

    Jon Krantz has been teaching with Don's Driving School since 2012. He is also a Physical Education Specialist with Bismarck Public Schools. His work with students and understanding of the need for safety on the roads make him a great fit for the team.

     

    "It's exciting to be a part of helping young drivers develop the skills they need to become safe drivers."

    BRADY GUDGEL

    Instructor

    Brady joined our staff in 2018. He graduated from Minot State University with a degree in Music Education with a concentration in Driver’s Education and Traffic Safety. He is also a music teacher with Bismarck Public Schools. His passion for helping students and friendly demeanor have made him a good fit for our staff!


    “As a teacher in general, we live to see those “light bulb” moments in students, and to see it in the classroom and behind the wheel is incredibly rewarding for both the student and the teacher.”

    JON KRANTZ

    Instructor

    Jon Krantz has been teaching with Don's Driving School since 2012. He is also a Physical Education Specialist with Bismarck Public Schools. His work with students and understanding of the need for safety on the roads make him a great fit for the team.

     

    "It's exciting to be a part of helping young drivers develop the skills they need to become safe drivers."

    DAVID SCHALL

    Instructor

    David joined us in May 2018. He retired in 2015 after serving a 36 year career with the Army National Guard. He has a creditable background as a leader, trainer and mentor at many levels of organization. He also has several years of experience as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America.


    “I look forward to the opportunity of coaching and preparing student drivers. My goal is to set students up for success by reinforcing good driving habits and skills, along with encouraging positive attitudes regarding responsibility and safety.”

    CONTACT US!

    Have questions? If there's anything you'd like to know about our programs for teens or adults, please get in touch. You can call, email or fill in the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    (701) 223-5304