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About Shenandoah Valley Driving School Inc.

Shenandoah Valley Driving School Inc. has been servicing Harrisonburg, Rockingham and the surrounding areas since 1982. We have taught over 35,000 students between driver education, defensive driving and training new instructors. We have a combined 108 years of experience between all of our staff and  are now teaching 3rd generation students.

Meet the Staff

Diane Horst

Diane Horst

Certified Instructor - Owner

Mrs. Diane Horst is the founder and President of Shenandoah Valley Driving School, Inc., she founded the driving school in 1982. She is certified in and enjoys teaching all aspects of driver education.
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Barbie O’Brien

Barbie O’Brien

Certified Instructor

Mrs. Barbie O’Brien is our full time (certified) instructor and has been with our company since 2005. Every time she puts a safe driver out on the road, it is a tribute to her beloved daughter.
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Kim Shahan

Kim Shahan

Certified Instructor

Mrs. Kim Shahan is our full time DDC-8 Instructor, she also teaches our Escort Vehicle Certification Course (EVDT) and is our part-time office secretary, she has been working with us since 2009.
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Jerry Hertzler

Jerry Hertzler

Certified Instructor

Mr. Jerry Hertzler is one of our part time (certified) behind-the-wheel instructor, he began teaching for SVDS, Inc. in 1993. He enjoys working with teenagers.
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Jerry Fawley

Jerry Fawley

Certified Instructor

Mr. Jerry Fawley is one of our part-time (certified) behind-the-wheel instructors and has been on our team since 1994. He is committed to putting safe drivers on the road.
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Cynthia Leal

Cynthia Leal

Secretary

Ms. Cynthia Leal is our full time secretary since 2015. She is in training to become a Behind the Wheel Instructor, DDC-8 Instructor and Classroom Instructor as well. She is also our future Spanish instructor
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