Driver Education Advisory Committee

The North Carolina Driver Education Advisory Committee (DEAC) advises and recommends to the State Board of Education how to implement the North Carolina Driver Education Strategic Plan and other issues related to driver education and traffic safety:

  • Advises and confers on matters pertaining to the establishment of rules necessary to carry out the duties of the Driver Education Program and the implementation of the North Carolina Driver Education Strategic Plan.
  • Reviews and updates guidelines for the operation of the Driver Education Program.
  • Promotes the positive effects of the Graduated Driver Licensing Program.
  • Fosters partnerships with the NC Division of Motor Vehicles including testing, instructor training, driving school regulations and related protocol.
  • Provides a communication channel between driver education and stakeholders.
  • Stimulates public awareness of driver education needs and contributions.
  • Serves as an advocate of driver education.
  • Influences driver education support through appropriate channels.
  • Lends credibility to driver education programs.

DEAC Meetings 

These meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the dates below. 

  • Aug. 20, 2019 (Virtual Meeting)
  • Nov. 19, 2019 (Face-to-Face)
  • Feb. 18, 2020 (TBD)
  • May 19, 2020 (TBD)

Join Us 

To access the Drive Education Advisory Meetings online, use this link to GoToMeeting.

Phone Number: (571) 317-3122  |  Access Code: 857-821-909 

Driver Education Advisory
Committee Members

DEAC Portal Login

Agency Name 
NCDTSEA Devin Tanner (chair)
NCDOI Kathy Short (vice)
NCDPI Dr. Brandon Simmons
NDPTA Jeff Moore
NCDOT Sarah Martin
NCDOT Mark Ezzell
NCDOT Dr. Cheryl Leonard
NCDOT Stephan Lowry
NCDOT Paul Dlouhy
NCDOT Michael Newsome
NCDPNE Dr. Chena Flood
Law Enforcement Capt. Terry Robinson
LEA In-Hourse Thomas Young
LEA In-House Martin Rickman
Commercial Driving Schools Fentress Chestnut
Commercial Driving Schools Marvin Smith
UNCHRC Natalie O'Brien
Community Colleges Doug Eller
Student Rep vacant