About Our Driving School

Meet Our Great Driving Instructors


Douglas Whitmore

Doug is a lifelong Evanstonian and the owner and President of American Defensive Driving School Inc. (ADDS). He is a 1979 graduate of Evanston Township High School. Doug is passionate about helping teens and adults become the safest drivers possible. Doug recently retired from the Illinois State Police as a Sergeant after 25 years of service and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be useful to new drivers. He knows firsthand the consequences of not being properly prepared to operate a motor vehicle.


Darren Williams

Darren Williams is a retired firefighter/paramedic and works in the Safety Department of Evanston Township High School. An ETHS alumnus, he received his Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Northeastern Illinois University and has more than 20 years of experience working with youth and teens in the North Shore area. His instructional approach and experience in driving instruction is well-suited to new drivers of all ages.


Robert Sublette

Robert Sublette is a long-time Evanstonian and a 1984 graduate of Evanston Township High School. Robert attended Northwestern University and received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science. In the early 90's Robert ran the computer lab at Chute Middle School. His experience working with teens has given him the understanding and patience to work with teens as well as adults, providing sound driving instruction and proven driving techniques that assist new drivers to become knowledgeable and safe drivers.


Tracey Wallace

Tracey is a lifelong Evanstonian and a 1980 ETHS grad. Shortly before the 2020 pandemic Tracey rejoined the ADDS team to deliver classroom instruction for Cove School in Northbrook and when ADDS moved to online learning helped develop the curriculum. He currently owns an HR consulting firm and partner of a commercial cleaning service based in Charlotte, NC. As former Director of Community Affairs/Coach for the Jr. Wildkits Football organization, Tracey spent nearly fourteen years working with Evanston’s young people and the community. He has a passion for working with teens helping them to develop the skills necessary for becoming a safe driver for life.


Kevin Williams

Retired Fed.Ex Driver after 32 Years of service. Lead Courier Defensive Driving Specialist, Tractor Trailer Driver, and auto mechanic for 25 Years Managed Gas Station and auto shop! Avid Sports fan.

American Defensive Driving School provides superior driver education to teens and adults. We teach the Illinois driver's license courses and as well as behind-the-wheel driving lessons in Evanston. Register online for driver ed today.