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!

South Jersey Driving School is also a proud member of the Driving School Association of The Americas, the Driving School Association of New Jersey, and is a Drive Safer Certified Driving School.

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MEET THE TEAM

Team Overview

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
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Driving Instructor

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
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Driving Instructor

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
George-Celaca

Driving Instructor

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
Mark Williams

Driving Instructor

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
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Driving Instructor

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
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Driving Instructor

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
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Driving Instructor

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
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Driving Instructor

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
Larry-Vogelman

Licensed Agent

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
Joe-Fuhs

Licensed Agent

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
Bill-Jackamonis

Licensed Agent

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.

Barbara Krier
Barbara-Krier

Office Manager | Licensed Agent

Barbara Krier is the office manager at our Moorestown, NJ location. Barbara also has her driving school agent’s license which authorizes her to transport students to their NJ Driving Test.  Barbara’s friendly personality and professionalism are the perfect blend to assist the many customers who call our office. Whether you need information for yourself, or your son or daughter, Barbara will be happy to answer your questions about our many programs. She has been with South Jersey Driving School since 2002. Originally from Chester County, Pa., Barbara and her husband Ray, reside in Mt. Laurel. They are proud of their one son and grandson.

Seamus Kennedy
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Office Assistant

Seamus Kennedy is a part time office assistant here at the South Jersey Driving School. He is a graduate of Delran High School and the University of Delaware. He’s a Customer Service Representative at Subaru of America, Inc. and  a swim coach for the South Jersey Aquatic Club in Voorhees.

REACH OUT!

Drive Safer Certified

South Jersey Driving School is proud to say that it is a Drive Safer Drive Safer Certified LogoCertified™ Driving School.

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.

Testimonials

At South Jersey Driving School, we take pride in our students’ success. We do our best to provide quality driver education and keep the process as simple and pleasant possible. We’ve had so many happy, successful students…we were voted the Best Driving School in Burlington County — thank you!

Here’s what some of them have to say:

  • I wanted to thank you all.  From my first initial phone call with Tony to an informative sit down with MaryBeth, your driving school is top notch.  The level of comfort you have given me and my daughter is great.  The instructor, Mark, was also great with constructive , positive comments which put my daughter's mind at ease and gave her the confidence to take control of her driving.  Your school is a must for any new driver.  You are all making a difference in teenagers' lives.  Kudos!

    Gervase Peterson Cinnaminson
  • "Everything was great.  Sam felt very comfortable with his instructors.  It was a great experience."

    Anne Mineo Mother of Sam, Marlton
  • If I had to give out an award for the best business and how it is designed to compliment the family of new drivers, it would be the South Jersey Driving School. From the moment my son and I walked through their doors, till the end of his driving lessons, it has been nothing but professional. From the warm welcome, to the respectful driving instructors, it made us feel so comfortable. The owners Marybeth and Tony and their staff made us feel like part of their family. It was far more than obvious that they cared about their business and us. Honest, knowledgeable, respectful and professionalism all wrapped up into one great business. With Appreciation and Gratitude

    Debbie Lorynski Mother of Austin, Burlington Township
  • Thanks again to you and your staff for helping my mother keep her license.  Your instructor, Mike, was wonderful.  If my family, or anybody else, needs driving instructions, I will definitely recommend your company. 

    John D. Jeffers Executive Director, Burlington County Bridge Commission
  • I just wanted to thank MaryBeth, Tony and George for the outstanding service we received this week.  The refresher lesson was great, and my daughter was well prepared for her test today.  The transport to the test, and guidance she received, were invaluable.  She felt confident and relaxed, which I believe made a huge difference in her test.  I will be sure to recommended your business in the future.  You will be seeing us again in two years when it's my son's turn!  Thanks again!!

    Julie Moorestown
  • Mike had a terrific experience with South Jersey Driving School. He thought both of his instructors were thorough and patient. Thanks for taking such good care of him and making this a pleasant experience.

    Karen Kueny Cherry Hill
  • I was so impressed with the instructors, as well as the owners and the office staff. They truly showed a personal interest in my daughter from the moment we walked in the door. Instructors George and Sean were amazing, and always offered positive reinforcement while effectively communicating what she needed to improve. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their teenager to learn to drive with safety as their first priority.

    Barbara Wolf Cherry Hill
  • I wanted to thank you very much for working with our youngest son, Austin, as he begins preparations to acquire his drivers license. I really appreciate your company's professionalism. Your drivers, George and Mike, were outstanding, and the treatment we received from you and your office staff was superior as well. My wife and I were particularly appreciative of how you were so willing to answer all of our questions and concerns. Austin is the third of our children to utilize your company, and we have returned because of the great job you have done with our other two daughters. Please feel free to have any of your potential clients reach out to us, if needed.

    Bob and Lynn Marsdale Medford
  • My son took the “Written Test Prep” because he attends a private school that does not offer Driver’s Ed. This class was wonderful and Tony is a great instructor. There is no way my son could have studied the manual and passed the test, but by taking the class he was able to. Not only did he pass the test, but he got a 92 on it! He is now scheduled for his behind-the-wheel classes and is on his way to independence. I highly recommend the Written Test Prep class for anyone struggling to pass the written test or who has not had driver’s ed. in school. It is a well spent hour and a half.

    Kimberly Canduci Delran
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