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About Dane,

Xcelerate’s Owner/Instructor:

 

Personal History:

  Driving Instructor 8 years. BS in History from the University of Washington. Owned insurance agency for 10 years. Northshore School District bus driver for 7 years. Softball coach for NGSSA for 11 years. Married to high school sweetheart, Jill, for 27 years. Dad to two daughters, 20 and 21 years old.  

A Word from Dane:

  I started Xcelerate to be different. 11 years ago I began to drive a bus for Northshore School District. The main reason was for the health care benefits. But something else happened: I found that my favorite group of students to drive was JR/SR High. We have fun on the bus while still staying on the rails and following the rules. Around this same time a good friend was getting his Master’s Degree to become a teacher. I thought about getting my masters as well. However, I did not have the 25k for grad school. Fortunately I was approached by another bus driver about teaching drivers ed at Check-Ride in Woodinville. Thus, two great things came together: A subject I really liked (driving), with a student group I am able to communicate and relate to. I really enjoy teaching the subject of “Driver’s Ed”. At Xcelerate we will strive to the best in driver’s education while providing a fun atmosphere. My goal is to have the students actually look forward to class! Thanks for reading. Cheers,Dane