Our Owners

Joseph Giacomo

NJ State Certified Driver Education Teacher with over 25 years of experience. Joseph started teaching driver education at St. Pius X High School in 1986. He then continued teaching at Jersey City Regional Day School where he encountered many students with learning disabilities. In 1987 while still teaching in Jersey City, he opened Edison Professional Driving School. Joseph is the Vice-President of the Driving School Association of NJ and is currently teaching driver education theory at the Job Corps Center in Edison as well as instructing at Edison Driving School. He has spent his entire career teaching people the art of driving. “The mechanics of driving are relatively easy to teach, it is the understanding of the relationship between the driver, the road, the car, and safety which must be instilled in all of our new drivers.” Joseph prides himself with the development of one of the best driving schools in the state.

Dina Giacomo

Co-owner of Edison Driving School. Dina has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. Dina has helped run Edison Driving School for 25 years. She is a state certified instructor at the school. Dina handles the daily operation of the school, and over-sees all of the instructors. Dina has an appointed seat on the Governor’s Council for Highway and Traffic Safety. She attends their meetings on traffic safety and brings the message back to her staff. Many of the safety techniques discussed at these meetings are incorporated into lessons. There are only 2 driving schools in the State that that were asked to send a representative to this council, and she is honored to be one of them.

Our Instructors

Dennis Dwyer

Dennis has been an instructor with us for many years. He is patient and knowledgeable and takes great pride in teaching his students to be safe. Dennis, along with instructing is always furthering his education. It is this quest for knowledge that is his greatest asset. He is always looking for a new method for teaching his students. Dennis teaches both our 16 year old students and our senior students. He is very patient and understanding to the needs of our seniors.

George Gatta

George has been an instructor for Edison Driving School for over 15 years. George performs his job with the utmost of respect for his students and prides himself with his success of turning the most apprehensive student driver into a proficient and safe motorist. George not only teaches our 16 year old student programs but also re-introduces many of our older students to the road. He evaluates senior drivers and also instructs students with ADHA, ADD and Asperger’s Syndrome. George currently runs our program with the Center School in Highland Park which is a special school for children with emotional and psychological issues. His patience, understand and extreme knowledge of these students and his expert driving instruction has helped many students achieve what was thought to be impossible. George is also certified to provide the written test and eye test to his 16 year old students.

Richard Kondrk

Rich is a High School teacher at Colonia High School and also a football coach. He has the unique ability to relate to our 16 year old students. Rich has been with our school on weekends and through the summer for over 16 years. He returns to us each year after football season, and we cannot wait to have him back. Rich teaches predominately our high school students living in the Woodbridge, Clark, and Edison areas. Rich is very pleasant and calm and is able to put even the most nervous beginners at ease. Rich has a unique understanding of the high school aged student and is an asset to our school.

Scott Malecki

Scott, like Calvin is another one of our “weekend warriors.” Scott has a degree in Political Science and is a full time employee at the Middlesex Family Court. Scott has the ability to understand the psychology behind successfully teaching a young adult. He brings his educational background and knowledge of our driving laws into each of his lessons. He works both Saturday and Sunday and we are very lucky to have him here at Edison Driving School. Scott is our newest instructor and is enthusiastic about his role as a driving instructor.

Geoge Martis

George M. has been an instructor for over 10 years at our school. Previously to joining Edison Driving School, George was an instructor for A-1 Peck Driving School located in North Jersey. Over all, George has 15 years of experience. George can teach anyone to drive. He is relentless. George is the instructor at our school that gets the most requests. He teaches many of our high school students but also has a large senior following. He also is an expert in teaching our foreign students. His unique teaching techniques have turned many senior and foreign students into proficient drivers. He is always honest with his students and has no problem spending extra time with the parents or spouses of his students, often giving free time to the students so that their parent or spouse can sit in on a lesson and observe George’s technique. He is also certified to give the written and eye test to his 16 year old students. George is always upbeat and truly enjoys his job. He is always happy and smiling. To diffuse from the stress of the job, George spends as much time on the golf course as possible.

Calvin McKenzie

Calvin has been an instructor for us since 2008. Calvin attended Syracuse University and his background is in finance. Calvin is our “weekend warrior”. He works on Saturday and Sunday and seems to have an unlimited source of energy. Calvin works with both adult and high school students and has unlimited patients and compassion for the new driver. He has worked with many of our special needs students as well. Calvin is an asset to our school and is truly a valued employee.

Michael Meagher

Mike is a teacher at Edison High School and works for us after school and during the summer. Mike has been teaching for us for 4 years. We feel that there is not a better qualified instructor than a high school teacher. Mike is already familiar with the uniqueness of a 16 year old since he encounters them every day. He understands how to teach and get his point across to his students in an efficient and direct manor. Mike has completed courses with us in defensive driving and is an asset to our school. He has a very relaxed and pleasant personality.

Anthony Reinoso

Anthony is a Health and Physical Education teacher at Linden H.S., and also coaches football and Wrestling at the high school level. He has been with us for the past two summers and brings many years of Drivers Education to our school. He has over 18 years experience teaching the Driver Theory course in the the Woodbridge Township and Rahway School Districts as well as at Linden Public Schools. He is very proud of his work helping high school Sophomores pass the State Driver’s Knowledge Test. His outgoing personality makes our students look forward to their driving lessons as they learn techniques and the rules of the road.

Nick Ruta

Nick is a 5th grade teacher in Colonia and a football coach at Colonia High School. Having a certified teacher and high school coach on staff is invaluable. The patients and understanding that he shows his 5th grade students comes through during his driving instruction. Nick works for our school on weekends and during the summer. He has been with us for the three years and is an asset to our company. Nick has a very pleasant and easy going personality that he brings into the car and uses to put our students at ease.

Dave Sandaal

Dave is a driver education teacher at Edison High School. He works for us part-time after school and all summer. Dave has been with our school for 5 years. He is vivacious and brings his advanced knowledge of driving to our school. Dave is well liked by all of his students and often has to extend his hours to accommodate all the students that want “Dave only.” Dave is well known in the community for his excellence in teaching and for his service to his school. We are thrilled that Dave continues to work with us in providing our students with the most qualified instructors around.

John Sinatra

August 18, 1072- June 15, 2017.
Rest in Peace.

John had been with our school for 7 years. John is extremely patient and is a father of 4. John brings a uniquely youthful approach to driver education and excels in teaching our 16 year old program. John is certified to give the written and eye test to his 16 year old students, and is also certified to teach defensive driving. John also teaches behind the wheel driving at the Job Corp Center in Edison. Since this is a federal program, only the most qualified instructors are sent to teach there. We are proud to have John as one of our staff. He is extremely pleasant and professional and is well liked by his students. John prides himself in the success of his students on the road and will often give free time to a student that is struggling.

EDISON PROFESSIONAL DRIVING SCHOOL DOES NOT USE ANY SUB-CONTACTED INSTRUCTORS, AS DO LESSER, SO CALLED, DRIVING SCHOOLS. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN HIRING A SCHOOL AND ASK FOR AN INSTRUCTOR RESUME. CHEAP IS NOT ALWAYS BEST.

Hours

M-F: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Appointment Only
Sun: Closed

Testimonials

Thanks to your practice tests, I was able to pass the written test. I read the book over and over, and it never sunk in but when I kept taking the practice tests... I was able to pass the written test and get my permit.

Thank you for having such a great instructor! Not only did my daughter learn the key elements of driving, she was taught by a very personable, knowledgeable and enjoyable instructor.