Our Instructors

Meet Our

Certified Driving Instructors //




We are so excited to provide high quality driving instruction here in Loudoun County. As parents of 3 young adults, we understand and value the importance of preparing our students to be safe, responsible, and defensive drivers.   


We have spent the last 30 years working with students.  Our classroom and coaching experience has helped us gain an understanding of the needs of today's youth and how we can best serve them. We have also had the pleasure of working with adults and helping them experience the life changing independence that comes with becoming a licensed driver.


We take pride in providing personal and professional service and our commitment is to providing our students with the skills they need to keep them safe on the road.

Lolita, Owner/CDI, is a full-time instructor and has training as a Rehabilitation Specialist via the American Association of Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. 

Robert Smart is a Certified Driving Instructor and a Safety and Security Specialist for Loudoun County Public Schools.  

We are JMU '94 alumnae and members of VADETS and ADTSEA. We attend annual conferences as part of our commitment to professionalism and providing our students with the best instruction.


Rich Derrickson, CDI

Rich Derrickson has been a BTW instructor for 7 years and has certified over 300 students. He is also a Physical Education Teacher at Park View High School and Football Coach at Lightridge High School. He's excited to work with students to teach them the rules of the road in a positive and friendly environment!

and Get On The Road!

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