Meet our Team

The team at Our Driving School cares about the success of our students and aims to create safe and knowledgeable drivers that will help lower accident rates and make the Algoma District a safer place to drive. Our instructors are experienced and knowledgeable. We provide real-life examples and challenges you may face every day on the road and how to navigate safely around them. You can trust Our Driving School to provide guidance and the knowledge to become a confident and safe driver.

Debbie Smith

Licensed Driving Instructor

Debbie is one of our more experienced Driving Instructors. Debbie teaches both in-class and in-car lessons. She enjoys knowing that with her guidance and assistance, her students will become safe, knowledgeable & confident drivers behind the wheel. Aside from teaching our New Driver’s Course, Debbie also is performs the in-car assessment for the Skill Builders Program and is the lead instructor for our Defensive Driving Course & School Bus Driving Improvement Course (SBDIC).

Mary Jane Lewis

Licensed Driving Instructor | Administrative Assistant

Mary is our Administrative Assistant and one of our Driving Instructors. The thing she loves most about her position is meeting all the students and families. She enjoys seeing each student grow and become more confident in their driving abilities. The excitement she shares with our students when one of them succeed is genuine!  In her spare time, she enjoys being creative, learning and spending time with her grandchildren and granddogs. Mary is a kind and fun addition to our team. Be sure to say hello the next time you’re in the office!

Bob Nisbet

Licensed Driving Instructor

Bob has been part of the Our Driving School team for over 8 years. He is both an in-car & in-class instructor. Prior to being a driving instructor, Bob taught teens for decades at Sir James Dunn. He loves his job as an instructor because he still gets to enjoy the feeling of watching one of his students excel! Bob is a dedicated instructor who helps his students achieve their driving goals by giving them the confidence to pass their road test the first time! We’re grateful to have such a knowledgeable and fun team member who just wants the best for his students! Outside of work, Bob really enjoys sports, music and volunteering.

Tom Kovacs

Licensed Driving Instructor

Tom is one of our newest team members! As a retired O.P.P. Sergeant, becoming a Driving Instructor is a new career for him, but a change he is thoroughly enjoying.  He finds purpose in ensuring young drivers are taught the right skills to keep them and others, safe on the road. Tom has many hobbies including hockey, golf and motorcycles.

Dick Wall

Licensed Driving Instructor

Dick worked in the financial sector all his life until his retirement. He later approached Our Driving School to teach people to drive properly, safely and most importantly defensively. He hopes to make a difference in peoples lives by teaching them to be confident while driving. Dick is an avid gardener.

Mona Burns

Licensed Driving Instructor

Mona has been part of the Our Driving School team for over 6 years and enjoys teaching teens the rules of the road and helping them feel confident behind the wheel. The reward of teaching is seeing her students joy as they pass their road test. In her spare time, her and her husband enjoy fishing, camping, horseback riding and long walks with their dog Cooper.