Elizabeth HarperDriving Instructor
Call Sign: Jet
Elizabeth may be our youngest instructor, but don’t think for a second she lacks the skill or experience to be an outstanding in-car coach for your teen. When she was just 14 years old, she was learning how to push her dad’s Corvette to the limit around the empty taxiways of a small airport in Eastern Kansas. Her love for driving hasn’t stopped since. Elizabeth completed the Teen Driving Solutions’ instructor training last year, and plans to earn her SCCA Competition License next year. Out on a race track her signature style is butter smooth, lightning fast, and most of all, safe.
As your teen’s instructor, her easy-going personality, and razor-sharp car control skills make her the perfect “big sister” to teach them how to maintain control of their vehicle, even if things get ugly. Although she lives in Orlando, Florida she makes the trip several times each year to Virginia to volunteer as one of our in-car instructors. So why does Elizabeth come all the way from Florida and volunteer her time? She says, “When I was growing up, so many of my high school classmates were hurt or killed in car crashes. It doesn't have to be like this, I can teach teen drivers to be better than that.” Elizabeth’s father is fellow TDSS Instructor, Merrill Quintrell.