Southeast Region of American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association
Josh Turner serves as Director of Georgia Driver Education Commission with Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. He oversees the administration of driver education grant scholarships throughout Georgia, a program which he developed and implemented. He has extensive background in program development, implementation, and management. Prior to his current appointment, Josh was Grant Manager with Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety where he was the Driver Training Program Coordinator for impaired driving and oversaw the bicycle, pedestrian safety, and professional training programs. He has attended numerous program management courses with NHTSA and is often referred to as a problem solver and bridge builder with a common-sense approach. Before joining the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Josh was representative for Governor Nathan Deal’s first gubernatorial campaign. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Georgia where he majored in political science with a minor in criminal justice.
Tom retired from UPS in 2008 with 2.7 million safe driving miles. He is owner of Drivers Limited Traffic School since 2009; certified by AAA to teach the Driver Improvement Program and authorized by the TN Department of Safety to teach 4-hour traffic school and 8-hour Driver Improvement Programs. Tom teaches several classes for a non-profit, TDIP, in five East Tennessee counties each month. He has been a Driver Education classroom instructor and behind the wheel instructor at Drive 4 Life Academy, Inc. since 2010. Tom is a Rotarian and served on the board of his club for 5 years. He also served on the board of Kidz Team, an organization to assist families who have children with cancer. His teaching continues to improve the safety of the driving public for the State of Tennessee.
Charles attended Sandhills Community College and East Carolina University. He is also a US Army Veteran. He has devoted the past twenty-two years to teaching Driver Education at Jordan Driving School and knows that learning to drive can certainly be a complex experience. Charles has extensive teaching experience in the classroom and behind the wheel environments. He has managed Jordan Driving School Office in Charlotte, NC. He currently trains and evaluates behind the wheel teachers. Charles has previously served on the Southeast Region Board as Executive Secretary. Striving to educate and train safe drivers is his passion and purpose.
Harold has been a driver education teacher for 14 years. He serves as the Research Division Chairman for ADTSEA, and has held the position for 10 years. He works as an instructor trainer and evaluator for Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas. Harold also teaches behind the wheel and classroom for Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas in Chapel Hill, NC. He has served proudly for 16 years as an educator at all levels. He is currently a behavioral specialist at Neal Middle School Durham, NC, where he coaches baseball and previously coached basketball.
Sylvia is the Accounts Administrator for JDS Carolinas and the Executive Assistant to Eddie Jordan. Native of Portsmouth, VA, she is the wife of a USN retiree. Sylvia served as Ombudsman for a collective ten years during her husband's military career and was instrumental in planning and coordinating homecomings for ships' company and flight squadrons, respectively, of three aircraft carriers. She served as liasion between the commands, the Red Cross, Navy Relief, spouses, and the families. Sylvia attended Tidewater Community College, College of Lake County, and Liberty University. She is a retired teacher with a wide-range of experience teaching preschool through high school grades in North Chicago, IL, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, VA as well as Rocky Mount, NC. She remains active in the classroom environment by teaching high school Driver Education classes for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools on behalf of JDS Carolinas. She teaches Driver Improvement to adult students for Carolina Road Driving Schools in Raleigh and Greenville, NC. Sylvia has extensive accounting skills and is responsible for the successful billing and data of Driver Education students across seven school districts in North Carolina. She is NC DMV certified as a Driver Education Instructor and with AAA Carolinas as a Driver Improvement Instructor. She is a Microsoft Office Specialist and Web manager. Sylvia is commissioned by North Carolina Secretary of State as a Notary Public. She is certified, bonded, and insured as a property signing agent and member of the National Notary Association.