8480 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 319, Ellicott City, MD, 21043
CALL US: 443-355-4238

About Us

Our History

James Keller Driving School was founded in 1998 to provide new drivers safe and professional driving instruction. 16 years later, we are the number 1 driving school in Fairfax County, Virginia, serving hundreds of students each year. Our fully licensed driving school is trusted by adults and teenagers alike to provide a patient, courteous, and informed driving experience.

Driving is a serious activity that demands responsibility, know-how, and attentiveness from drivers, and we take pride in the quality drivers educated by our school. Fortunately, our instructors are skilled in helping even the most nervous of drivers get over their stress and discomfort. In fact, over 96% of our students pass their road test on their first try!

We offer classroom training, behind-the-wheel training, and a road test simulation so you can experience exactly what the road test is like. Please feel comfortable to give us a call or send us an email if you would like to learn more about our lessons. We look forward to hearing from you!

OUR MISSION

To provide professional, informed, and comfortable instruction that turns new or inexperienced drivers into safe, collision-free, and confident drivers.

To create a fun environment for instructors and students that fosters valuable learning and hands-on experience.

To teach our students to take the consequences of their actions seriously and respect the road.

To inform previous drivers with mediocre driving skills of the best defensive driving skills that will keep them free of collisions and tickets for life.

Our Instructors

You can read more about the history of our driving school here, but read on if you would like to meet our excellent team.

James Keller

James Keller

Chief Instructor

James has provided driving instruction for over 20 years to adults and teenagers. Over 96% of his students pass their driving test on their first try. He takes pride in the quality driving instruction James Keller Driving School provides to the community. When not with his time with students and colleagues, James can be found with his lovely wife Mary, two hilarious sons Joe and Henry, and spunky youngest daughter Sarah.

Sandra Masters

Sandra Masters

Classroom Instructor

Sandra enjoys teaching drivers the basics of defensive driving before they get on the road. After all, a good education helps her students make good decisions behind the wheel! She also enjoys running, spending time with her family, and traveling (by car, of course!)

Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond

Driving Instructor

Pete is Mr. funny man, known for making even the most nervous driver laugh into relaxation before getting behind the wheel for the first time. A former basketball coach for 10 years, Pete believes that communication, practice, and trust are critical for educating his students. He also likes big dogs, loves his small kids, and eats barbeque with friends in the backyard every day of the summer.

Jennifer (Jenny) Miller

Jennifer (Jenny) Miller

Driving Instructor

Jenny has taught driving instruction for 15 years to adults and teenagers. With her dad being a former cop, Jenny grew up with a respect for the law and always wants her drivers to learn the best defensive driving skills for transporting themselves, friends, and family.