President: Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson resides in Orangeburg, S.C. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1969 and served two years, including one-year tour of duty with the 1st Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. It was in this tour where he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during combat and Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters for heroism, and numerous other awards during this military service.
Mr. Johnson enrolled at S.C. State College (S.C. State University), Orangeburg, S.C., in 1971, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education in 1975, and a Master’s Degree in Education in 1987. He served as Platoon Leader of Operation Readiness Float Section at 163 Support Battalion, Orangeburg, S.C. and as Commander of the Headquarters/Headquarters Company, 751st Maintenance Battalion, Columbia, S.C. It was not until 1993 when he retired at the rank of Captain.
He is the owner/president of A & R Driver Training School, Orangeburg, S.C., since 1999. He received the Outstanding Dedication and Service Award as President of SCDTSEA, and now serves as President-Elect of the association. He is currently an active member of American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) and South East Region (SER) ADTSEA, where he served as both a member of the board of directors of ADTSEA and secretary of South East Region (SER)-ADTSEA. He is President of The Concerned Citizens of Whittaker Heights Community, Inc., and Vice Chairman of SC Department of Social Services Advisory Board.
He is married to Lester Marie Daniels of Rowesville, S.C. They are the blessed parents of three wonderful girls: Andreaetta, Albernel and Angela, and four wonderful grandchildren (two girls and two boys). His personal hobbies including any outdoor activities particularly growing food in his personal garden and walking or riding his bicycle throughout the neighborhood; travelling both domestically and internationally; spending time with his family; and teaching people about the love of Jesus Christ.
President Elect: Joe Sabbadino
I earned a BA and served as a GA in Physical Education at Bob Jones University. I then received my MA in Secondary Driver & Traffic Safety Education from Appalachian State University. I also served as a Research Assistant at Texas A&M, while taking additional driver & traffic safety education courses. I have been a full-time driver education teacher at Bob Jones Academy for over 40 years. As well as a part-time driver educator at Greenville Technical College and at TOPS (Bob Jones University) for over 15 years. I established Sabbadino Driving School, LLC in 2010 which I own and operate as a full-time driving instructor.I am a member in the South Carolina Driver & Traffic Safety Education association, and have been an officer in SCDTSEA for over 40 years as President and Newsletter Editor. I’ve been a member of the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association for over 30 years. I have served as President-Elect and President for the Southeast Region ADTSEA.
- Recognition & Awards
- Driver Education Teacher of the Year (three different years)
- Who’s Who Among American Teachers
- Safety Award by Safety Belts for South Carolina
- Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp, Alabama
- Emmett Hutto Award (SCDTSEA)
- Lonnie Dunlap Award (SCDTSEA)
- Newsletter Editor (SCDTSEA)
- Achiever of the Year (SCDTSEA)
- Outstanding Education and Service to SCDTSEA
- Dedicated to Christ and Christian Education (BJU)
- Southeast Region ADTSEA – Bishop/Seals Award
Past President: David Smith
I graduated from Presbyterian College in 1988 with a degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education. I was certified in Driver’s Education from Erskine College in the summer of 1992 and was taught by the living legend himself, Dr. Harry Stille. I have been teaching driver’s training since 1992 at Whitmire High School, Berkeley High School and Barnwell High School. I currently teach Driver’s Educationat Mid-Carolina High School.
I’ve been married since 1997 to the former Angela Shealy of Columbia, SC. She is a 1st grade teacher in Calhoun County (Sandy Run Elementary). We have an 15 year old daughter, Katelyn, who is a sophomore at White Knoll School. Katelyn has been in remission from cancer since 2002!
I am also the owner of Coaches Driving Academy in Moncks Corner and Lexington, SC. This company was started in 2002. I have been a member of SCDTSEA since 1992 and I have served as President-Elect and President in the past. I am currently the President and I truly am excited about the direction the association is heading. I believe in this association because I believe that we truly want the best for the drivers in this state and we are not on a political agenda.
Treasurer: Harry Stille
Born in West Long Branch, N.J., Harry went to local schools there and Graduated from Long Branch High School in June 1947.
Attended Monmouth Junior College in Fall of 1947 to June 1948.
Transferred to University of Kentucky in Fall of 1948 and graduated in June 1952. While at UK, Harry took a Teacher Training driver education class required of all Physical Education Majors and taught a novice high school student to drive Behind-The-Wheel in Spring of 1952.
Harry enlisted in the U. S. Army in June 1952. After basic training he was sent to Okinawa from January 1953 to June 1954. While on Okinawa, was shifted out of a combat line Company and was assigned to the American Dependents High School to teach Physical Education, History and Language Arts. Also, Coached Basketball and Baseball while there.
Upon discharge from the Army, he then attended the University of Kentucky to obtain a Masters of Arts in teaching.
Harry, then was hired to teach Physical Education and Coach (Asst. Football, Head Basketball and Head Baseball coach) at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia. This was a one year appointment only replacing a faculty on leave. August 1956-57.
In August 1957 Harry was contacted by Erskine College in Due West, S.C. and offered and accepted to be Department Chair of Physical Education at Erskine that fall 1957. In 1961, Erskine offered a driver Training class taught by Capt. Billy Fallaw, SC Highway Trouper. Following that class Harry attended Michigan State University in summers of 1962, 1963, and 1964. In a following summer Harry attended a Traffic Safety Class at San Jose State University in California. These classes were taught by the major national leaders in Traffic Safety at the Time.
Harry began his Driver and Traffic Safety Education teaching at Erskine in fall of 1962 to Physical Education Majors and Erskine began to offer four Certification Classes at Erskine in Summer Sessions in 1962. Harry has taught these classes every summer since that time to the present. These classes were Teacher training in Traffic Safety (Basic Class), Methods and Materials in Traffic Safety, teaching of Range and Simulation in Driver Training and General Safety. These four classes are accepted for teaching certification by the S.C. Department of Education.
Harry has been a member of the South Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Association and serving as its treasurer for many years. During his teaching of Traffic Safety at Erskine he has taught hundreds of teachers of Novice Drivers in South Carolina.
Secretary: Jerry Lloyd
Jerry Lloyd has a BS Degree in Physical Education from Charleston Southern University (Baptist College) and is a certified Driver Education instructor. He attended Erskine College to complete 12 hours of Driver Education Classes under Dr. Harry Stille. He has 18 years of teaching and coaching experience in football, golf and baseball and spent 6 years as a professional baseball umpire in the minor leagues.
Mr. Lloyd taught Driver Education at Wando High School from 200-2011 until the program was discontinued in the county. He coordinated with Mt. Pleasant Police each semester to promote safe driving habits and reduction of drinking and driving among teens. He has been a member of the SCDTSEA 2000 to present and has served as a SCDTSEA Executive Board Member 2013 to the present. He has a wife Karen and son Zachary.
Website Editor: Lance Collins
Lance Collins started working at Auto Safe Driving School teaching in the classroom in 2003. In 2005 he started teaching behind the wheel as well as in the classroom. In 2013 Lance became a safety officer for road tests and became the Operations Manager at Auto Safe. His duties at this time include teaching BTW and classroom, managing the office and instructor staff, and solving any IT issues that arise.
Lance has been married to Elisabeth Sheys Collins since 2005. They have four kids: James, Piper, Zoë, and Avery. When he is not working, he is usually spending time with them and keeping things under control on the homefront. Lance likes to follow consumer technology through YouTube and different tech blogs.
Lance holds a B.Mus in Church Music (Bob Jones University 2005), an M.DIv. (Geneva Reformed Seminary 2009), and he has taken courses at Northern Virginia Community College in Driver and Traffic Safety (2009).
Historian: Steve Phillips
Chaplain: Dr. Albert Neal
Albert A. Neal was born in Camden, SC lived in Kershaw, graduated from C.A. Johnson High School and received his B.S. degree from Benedict College. He earned the M.Ed., from South Carolina State University, and received his B.D., degree from the Theological Seminary of Florida State Christian University. He was granted an honorary D.D., degree from California Pacific University, and awarded the Ph.D., degree in Religion from the University Life Monarch, Modesto, California. He completed the Ed.S. degree at the University of South Carolina. On May 21, 1987, he satisfactorily completed his first Extended Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Richland Memorial Hospital. He earned the M.Div. degree from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and earned his Ed.D. in Health Education Administration from the University of South Carolina.
His first job after receiving his degree from Benedict College in 1966 was that of a mathematics and Driver and Traffic Safety Education teacher at Fairfield High School in Winnsboro, SC. After four years, Dr. Neal accepted a position with the University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Public Health. Dr. Neal serves as Project Administrator for USC/NCAA National Youth Sports Program. As a bi-vocational pastor/educator, he has served as pastor to several churches.
He has been active in Traffic Safety since 1966, and has attended more than 40 ADTSEA Annual Conferences. Now retired from the University of SC School of Public Health, (2005).
Our Chaplain of SCDTSEA; directed the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP/NCAA/USC) for more than 15 years; implemented the Driver Improvement Program at Fort Jackson, SC 1970.
Albert Aiken Neal has adopted as his motto from J.B Phillips translation of 1 Timothy 4:14, “CONCENTRATE ON YOUR READING AND ON YOUR PREACHING AND TEACHING.”
Board Member: Tommy Price
Tommy Price is the owner of Price Driving School Inc. since 1997 after his dad, Rev. C. E. “Gene” Price, decided to retire . He graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration. Tommy is an Anderson School District 5 Board of Trustee member as well as a Board Member of Centerville Fire Department he also serves on several other local committees and boards. His hobbies include fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Tommy is the “Voice of the Westside Rams” football team since 2001.
Tommy is passionate about Driver Education. He views it as the first step toward adulthood and tries to instill the responsibility that comes with driving a motor vehicle.
Board Member: Kevin Carr
I am a graduate of USC-Upstate with a BS in Physical Education. I received A Masters in Sports Administration from the United States Sports Academy and my 30 hours above from the University of LaVerne. I completed course work to become certified in Driver’s Education from Erskine.
I am a teacher and coach in Spartanburg School District One at Chapman High School. I am currently the associate head football coach and formerly the head baseball coach. I have coached and taught in District One my entire career.
My wife, Susan, is a first grade teacher, also in District One. I am the proud father of three daughters, Jennifer, Madison, and Mallory. Jennifer, a Clemson graduate, is married and the mother of a son, Hayes, just three months old. Madison is a sophomore at Winthrop University and Mallory is a senior at Chapman High School. We live in the small community of Holly Springs just outside of Inman, S.C.
Board Member: Janice Cowen
She serves on the national program’s Material Review Committee to verify accuracy and uniform messaging. Janice has also been a Presenter and Volunteer Coach for 26 years. She has served on the Safe Kids Board of Directors and is currently a Board of Directors member of the South Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.
Janice is a native North Carolinian and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been married for 27 years and has two beautiful and intelligent daughters, one a senior in the USC Honors College and the other a sophomore in the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson. Her personal-time passions include traveling, camping, and playing games with family and friends.