Southeast Region of American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association
Josh Turner serves as the Director of Georgia Driver Education Commission with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. He oversees the administration of driver education grant scholarships throughout Georgia, - a program which he developed, nurtured, and implemented. Josh has an extensive background in program development, operations performance, and complete management. Prior to his current appointment, Josh was the Grant Manager with Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety where he was the Driver Training Program Coordinator for Impaired Driving and oversaw Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, as well as Professional Training Programs. Josh has attended, participated in, and supported numerous program management courses with NHTSA and is often referred to as a problem solver and bridge builder with 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 proud small business owner of Drivers Limited Traffic School since 2009. He is 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 on a monthly basis. 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 five 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 fourteen years. He serves as Research Division Chairman for ADTSEA Nationals and has held the position for ten years. Harold works as an instructor trainer and evaluator for JDS Carolinas. He also teaches Behind-the-Wheel and Classroom for JDS Carolinas in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. He has served proudly for 16 years as an educator at all levels. He is currently a Behavioral Specialist at Neal Middle School in Durham, NC, where he also coaches baseball and previously coached basketball.
Sylvia is Accounts Manager for JDS Carolinas and EA to Eddie Jordan. She attended Tidewater Community College, College of Lake County, and Liberty University. A native of VA, she is wife of a USN retiree, Mother, and Grandmother. Sylvia considered it a privilege to serve alongside her husband as Ombudsman during much of his military career. She coordinated support group meetings and mentored young families while service members were deployed. Sylvia planned successful homecomings for ships' company and fighter squadrons for three aircraft carriers in Norfolk, VA. She represented family support groups at respective commands,
coordinated with base operations to access services such as Housing, Morale Welfare and Recreation, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and Red Cross. Sylvia is a retired teacher with experience in preschool through high school grades in Illinois, Virginia, and North Carolina. She remains active in the classroom by teaching Driver Education for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools with JDS Carolinas and teaches Driver Improvement for adults at Carolina Road Driving Schools. Sylvia has an extensive accounting background and is responsible for billing and data-basing Driver Education students in seven NC districts. She is NC DMV-certified as a Driver Education Instructor and with AAA as a Driver Improvement Instructor. Sylvia is a Microsoft Office Specialist and commissioned by NC Secretary of State as Notary Public. She is certified, bonded, and insured as a property signing agent and member of the National Notary Association.