DAVID JOHNSON
PRESIDENT/INSTRUCTOR

 

In 1965, David Johnson began driving trucks for a road contractor during the summers of his college years. Following college, and as a full time teacher, David drove trucks for Ryder Truck Rental on nights and weekends.

 

In 1971, David began work with the U.S. Government and retired in 1999. His duties included truck driving and continuous contact with the trucking industry.

 

David earned a Masters Degree of Adult Education from the University of Memphis.

 

Since 1999, David has worked as a truck driver, transportation industry consultant, and as a part time instructor at America’s Driving Academy located in Theodore, Alabama.

 

In March of 2005, David and his wife Theresa, purchased the former America’s Driving Academy property in Theodore and incorporated Premier Driving Academy Inc.

 

THERESA JOHNSON
VICE PRESIDENT/HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE INSTRUCTOR

 

Mrs. Johnson comes to Premier Driving Academy as Vice President of the company as well as the Health and Lifestyle Instructor.

 

Mrs. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Mobile, a Bachelors of Arts degree in family life consumer science, and a Masters degree in Education. Mrs. Johnson has 16 years of experience in health, nutrition, wellness, and family life living skills education.

 

 

 

 

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

CORPORATE OFFICERS

  • President: David H. Johnson
  • Vice-President: Theresa I. Johnson

SCHOOL DIRECTOR

School Director/Lead Instructor/Road & Range Instructor

Russell Pilling-hold a class A CDL

Russell has over 14 yrs as a Professional Truck Driver, 13 as a driver trainer. He has experience in flatbed, refre units and dry vans. He came to Premier in 2005.

 

 

MANAGERS

Office Manager/Job Placement Director/HR/Accountant

Sandra L. Pilling

Sandra has 24 years in management. She came to Premier in 2005.

 

 

 

OFFICE ASSISTANCE

Office Assistance

Erica L. Long

Erica has over 16 yrs experience in office assistance and paralegal. She came to Premier in 2014.
 
 
 

THEODORE FACULTY

 

All Instructors hold a class A CDL

 

Class Room Instructor: Michael Smith has 21 yrs as a Professional Truck Driver. He was a driver trainer and in-house instructor. He has experience in tanker and dry vans. He came to Premier in 2015.

Range/Road Instructor: David Eschete has 10 yrs as a Professional Truck Driver. He has experience in flatbed, tankers, refre units and dry vans. He came to Premier in 2012.

Range/Road Instructor: William (Bill) Vines has 31 yrs as a Professional Truck Driver. He has experience in dry vans and was a driver trainer for 20 yrs. He came to Premier in 2011.

Range/Road Instructor: Kay (Marshall) Phillips has 30 years as a Professional Truck Driver. He has experience in dry van and was a driver trainer for 20 years. He came to Premier in 2011.

 

Range/Road Instructor: Donnie (Wayne) Wright has 30 yrs as a Professional Truck Driver with experience in flatbed and dry vans. He also gave road test to new employees. He came to Premier in 2014.

Range/Road Instructor: Danny Brooks has 17 yrs as a Professional Truck Driver. He has experience in flatbed, tankers, refre units and dry vans. He was a driver trainer for 5 yrs. He came to Premier in 2014.

Range/Road Instructor: Edward (Ed) Dembo has 10 years of military driving and 44 years of civilian driving. He’s a Professional Truck Driver with 2 million miles without a ticket or accident. He came to Premier in 2013.