Owner | Chief Driving Instructor
Nancy, the “N” in FNL Driving School, started teaching health, physical education and driver education (both in the classroom and behind the wheel) in 1980. Over the past 30 years, Nancy’s passion for teaching driver education led her to opening her own driving school.
In 2007, with Fred, her husband and partner for over 30 years, FNL Driving School opened its doors. In addition to being a high school teacher, Nancy has been a coach for several sports, including: softball, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, soccer and winter track. She has coached all-star teams, youth leagues and has even been the VP of REGAL (River Edge Girls Athletic League).
Although Nancy officially retired from teaching in 2014, she is still very active both in sports and in teaching. Nancy teaches FNL’s 30 Hour Driver Theory Course in several schools in the area, plays softball for the River Edge Women’s Softball League, and spends time with her three children, her grandson, and her new puppy!
Nancy’s passion for sports and how it relates to driving (peripheral vision, management of space, anticipation of others actions, hand-eye coordination and even eye-foot coordination) has definitely helped her become one of the most sought after driver instructors in NJ!
Dan, aka Donato, is one of FNL Driving School’s driving instructors, specializing in new driver training. Dan absolutely loves to drive, and to pursue his passion for driving and working with people, he became a driving instructor over 15 years ago, and has been doing it ever since!
While Dan is usually behind the wheel coaching drivers of all ages, he sometimes takes a break to pursue his other passions. In his spare time, you can find him volunteering in his church ministries or in an intense game of chess.