Meet our Outstanding Driving Instructors!
Dominic (Dom) is a Co-Owner of Archer’s Driving School as well as Archer’s Senior Driving Instructor.
Dom has been a licensed Alberta Class 5 driving instructor (for in-car plus classroom) since 2013. He also has significant additional instructional experience during a 20-year Canadian military career (now retired). During his time in the military he instructed soldiers on driving military vehicles ranging from regular vehicles to tracked armoured personnel carriers.
Born in Montreal, Dom was raised and educated in a French environment. After joining the Army he was put by mistake on an English Basic Combat Engineer’s course and then posted in a Anglophone Regiment ever since. After spending over 20 years out west, Dom is now fluent in English and has obtained the highest level of bilingualism rating for employees of the Government of Canada. While Archer’s classroom instruction is in English only, Dominic can provide French language assistance for classroom sessions that he instructs (Dom and Kelly alternate classroom instructing), and can provide primary French language instruction for in-vehicle lessons on request.
Dom’s favourite saying: “After a 20-year military career where I have been shot at and blown up, teaching brand new drivers doesn’t scare me!”
To listen to Dom explain parallel parking, check out this video
Kelly is a Co-Owner of Archer’s Driving School, as well as a highly experienced part-time driving instructor.
Kelly has been a licensed Alberta Class 5 driving instructor since 2008 (licensed classroom instructor since 2007). Both Kelly and Dom have attended NAIT’s BMI courses (Becoming a Master Instructor). NAIT’s BMI program is a ‘train-the-trainer’ curriculum that helps knowledge experts in various fields develop a teaching practice and provides important strategies and skills to apply in teaching adult learners.
Being a farm girl from Manitoba, Kelly has had her license since she was 16. She was also riding dirt bikes and farm trucks even earlier than that! Kelly thinks that Graduated Driver Licensing is a great thing. Waaaayyyy back then, when there was no such thing as a GDL system, she learned things the Hard Way. On more than one occasion she had to walk back home and get her Dad to pull her car out of the ditch!
Kelly’s favourite saying: “Save time, and learn from other people’s mistakes.”
To listen to Kelly explain how to judge where to stop, check out this video
Meet Elaine a former School Bus Driver, now a great driving instructor!
She comes to us with almost 20 years of experience as a school bus driver and as the Mom of 4 boys, her patience can only be described as Saintly!
With her previous experience in assisting training new school bus drivers and having taught 3 of her 4 boys how to drive Elaine breezed through her Driving Instructor training and became certified as a licensed Alberta Class 5 Driving Instructor in July 2019.
Elaine favorite driving instructor saying is. “By looking ahead far enough when you’re driving you’ll pick up all the info you need to make great driving desicions”
To check Elaine’s availability, view our online booking calendar.
We are happy to welcome Kyle to Archer’s instructor team during the summer of 2020
– a year that none of us will soon forget!
Kyle has been able to fit in quickly thanks to his natural coaching ability and great strategies to facilitate student success.
These skills are likely in part from his robust experience working in mentorship roles, such as a teaching assistant in the school system as well as working with individuals with various disabilities. Our driving students have already commented that they appreciate his patient but focused feedback.
Kyle particularly loves helping students solve their parallel parking anxieties. So far, Kyle’s favourite saying is, “While driving it’s okay to expect things to happen, but we must not precipitate them with our actions…”
Kyle looks forward to seeing you in the Blue Car!
To check Kyle’s availability, view our online booking calendar.
Carol is a licensed Alberta driving instructor, and an independent contractor-instructor with Archer’s.
Her training car is a 2020 Steel Grey Honda CRV – don’t worry, it has an Archer’s blue attitude on the inside!
Carol’s teaching schedule is mainly Monday to Friday daytimes, with occasional early evenings. With an impressive amount of driving instructor experience, Carol has been in the Alberta driver training industry for over 25 years, including a period of time as an Alberta Driving Examiner! She always has great advice to give her students during their lessons.
Carol’s favourite saying: “You always need to do a Full Stop at a stop sign, even if there’s no traffic.”