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.