South Jersey Driving School, Inc., is a full-service driving school based in Moorestown, NJ in Burlington County. We started in 1983 with one car, and after 34 years, South Jersey Driving School is still working with students preparing them to be safe, responsible drivers. We’re even teaching the children of our former students!
Owned and operated by MaryBeth and Tony Caracci, South Jersey Driving School can accommodate all of your driver training and NJ driver education needs. Whether you’re a teenager or senior citizen, 16 or 80 years old, South Jersey Driving School will get you where you need to go!
MEET THE TEAM
South Jersey Driving School is proud to be a family-owned business that continues to provide quality driver education since 1983. South Jersey Driving School has taught more than 100,000 students in their over three decades in business. The school is still owned and operated by its passionate and dedicated founders, MaryBeth and Tony Caracci.
Here’s a little bit about the South Jersey Driving School team of expert driving instructors:
Tom McGrail, of Sicklerville, NJ, formerly owned a driving school and has been a long-time friend of South Jersey Driving School. His love of people has kept him working as a part-time driving instructor for many years as he continues his full-time job as a mechanic with the Philadelphia Inquirer. Anyone who learns from Tom will benefit from his experience and friendly style. He’s a down-to-earth person who enjoys working with teens. Tom is married to Debbie and they have a grown son and daughter.
Mike Celano is one of South Jersey Driving School’s full time driving instructors. He moved to South Jersey from his home town of Middletown, NJ, where he was a driving instructor for seven years at Middletown Driving School.
Mike enjoys going to the gym, hiking, cycling and watching sports, especially football. (He’s a big Dallas fan but we won’t hold that against him!) Mike and his wife, Kim, reside in Sicklerville, NJ.
George Cecala, of Moorestown, NJ, is a popular member of the South Jersey Driving School team. George has driving experience as the official driver for the president of the State Bar Association of New Jersey.
George enjoys teaching the students of South Jersey Driving School the proper and safe techniques to become a NJ licensed driver. We’re very fortunate to have George as a member of the South Jersey Driving School staff!
Sean Kennedy, of Delran, NJ, is a part-time driving instructor for South Jersey Driving School.
Sean is a graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School, works full-time as the Recreation Director for Mt. Holly Township and is also a Realtor at Keller Williams Realty and Jersey Living.
Sean and his wife Niki are the proud parents of four children: Juliana, Caden, Joseph and Sean.
Mark Williams, of Lumberton, NJ, joined the South Jersey Driving School team as a part-time driving instructor in 2013. Mark works full-time as a Delran Township police officer. His experience as a police officer brings a unique quality to his style as an instructor.
Mark is the proud father of three children. We’re happy to have Mark on our staff.
Matthew Davis, of Riverside, NJ, is the newest South Jersey Driving School driving instructor. Matt graduated from Holy Cross High School (GO LANCERS!) and Montclair State University. Matt is a physical education teacher and health instructor. In his free time he enjoys the beach and playing sports. Matt is passionate about educating teenagers in his teaching and driving instruction roles, and you can tell…just ask any of his former students!
Christian Torino, of Delanco, recently joined South Jersey Driving School as a driving instructor. He is a graduate of Hunterdon Central High School and Kean University where he played football and lacrosse.
Chris is a physical education and health teacher and athletic coordinator at Foundation Academy Charter School in Trenton. In his full time job as a teacher, Chris is passionate that all his students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for college and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty. Chris will bring this same approach during his driving instruction to insure all his students have the skills and knowledge to be complete drivers.
In his free time Chris enjoys the beach, coaching, and spending time with his wife, Nina, and his two dogs Buddha and Reese.
Kete Counard, of Marlton, is the newest member of the South Jersey Driving School staff of Instructors. When he is not teaching students how to drive, Kete works as a health, physical education, and driver’s ed. teacher in the Lenape School District. He’s also an assistant varsity baseball coach at Lenape HS.
Kete is a graduate of Rowan University. He has one son who is married with 3 children. Besides enjoying time with his family, Kete enjoys sports and outdoor activities such as golf, camping and fishing.
Larry Vogelman, of Delanco, NJ, is a South Jersey Driving School agent, providing the Road Test Service to SJDS students.
Larry is a retired accounting manager from Conrail. Larry is a dedicated Holy Cross High School sports fan, where he volunteers his time with the football team.
South Jersey Driving School is lucky to have Larry as part of the team!
Larry is married and a proud father of three grown children and five grandchildren.
Joe Fuhs, of Delanco, NJ, is a licensed agent with South Jersey Diving School. Joe takes students to their NJ Road Test and sees it as “an important and exciting day for the kids!”
Joe is married to Lynn and is proud of his two children, four grandchildren and two step grand twins! Joe is retired after a 45 year long career, and when not working with us, enjoys fishing, spending time with his family and watching basketball.
Joe also coached basketball and baseball for the Delanco Youth Association for 10 years.
Bill Jackamonis, of Delran, is our newest member of the South Jersey Driving School team. Bill is responsible for taking our students to their Road Test appointments. As a licensed agent, Bill also makes trips to the Motor Vehicle Commission to purchase and validate our student’s permits.
Bill is retired from Fed Ex and most recently managed the Motor Vehicle Commission office in Mount Holly where he worked for nine years. Bill is also a NJSIAA certified referee for basketball and football.
He is married to his wife Jackie, who works for the Riverside Board of Education, and the father of two grown children, both of whom are teachers, and a proud grandfather.
Drive Safer Certified
When choosing a driving school for your family, it is critical to select the correct school. Not all schools are the same and may not invest in the ongoing training and development of their staff, providing a thorough curriculum and having properly maintained equipment.
The Drive Safer Certified™ Driving School program is a game changer for Driving Schools and for students. Participating driving schools are sending a clear message – “We are worth every cent you are going to pay to teach your family member to drive safer!”
In order to become “certified” each and every one of the driving school instructors must take the Drive Safer course. These hand-selected driving schools invest in a significant amount of additional training for their instructors in defensive driving and advanced car control techniques, enhancing and further honing the skills of its driving instructors, and setting them apart from others.
Every Drive Safer Certified™ School receives a “Drive Safer Certified™” sticker to display in the window of each of their training vehicles. This sticker identifies the school as a school that cares, has invested time in enhancing the skills of their instructors and is committed to excellent driver education.
For more information about Drive Safer programs, please visit www.DriveSafer.com.