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Our Driving Instructors

Our Driving Instructors have years of experience teaching new and seasoned drivers of all ages.


Deni Favela-Parra

As Safe Driving School Director and Driving Instructor, I know that I can say we have one of the strongest teams that can meet everyone's needs. I personally work with the DMV, parents, and students to build strong relationships. We have the passion, patience, and skills that you are looking for. My past experiences working with youth, teens, and people from all demographics has given me the skills and compassion to connect with my students to allow them to feel comfortable and safe as they learn the knowledge they need to be safe and confident drivers. Their success is my success. I am so proud to be part of this team!


Dan Severino

I have been with Safe Driving School since 2016 teaching brand new drivers​and drivers with experience. I enjoy helping students that have specific areas of driving and finding solutions for them, usually using a lesson plan individualized for each student according to their needs. I enjoy teaching and I enjoy working with the other instructors. 


Rick Cacciato

I was born and raised in Illinois. Being an avid drum player since I was a child to designing my own drums for my company, I have lived a very adventurous life working with many musicians. On my free time I volunteer at Drummers against Diabetes Foundation, and I love to cook! My passion now is to teach others how to drive safely with the defensive driving skills they need to navigate these roads. I'm a dedicates Driving Instructor behind the wheel and in the Classroom. My strategy is focusing on each individual needs to not only help them pass their tests but also be safe and confident drivers. I am honored to be working at Safe Driving School, voted the Best in Las Vegas, years in a row!


Lynette Ball

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Moved to LA where I was a schoolteacher for 25 years. I’m a mother of 4 and grandmother of 3. I love traveling, reading, art and music. I also love seeing my students succeed behind the wheel. It is important to create a learning environment that is calm and stress free, so I pride myself in being that for my students. It is very rewarding for me to see them receive that ultimate goal, their driver's license!


James Goddard

My name is James and I have lived in Las Vegas since 1998. I grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1992 with BA degrees in Sociology/Criminal Justice and Human Rehabilitative Services. After almost 25 years in law enforcement, I retired in 2018. I love spending time with my wife of 22 years and two teenage boys. In my free time I love to cook, watch great movies, read a good book now and then and of course, teach all the amazing people I meet with Safe Driving School how to become proficient and save drivers.