The mission of Cornhusker Driving School is to ensure driving excellence while meeting the unique needs of all learners. After successfully completing this course, students will demonstrate competency in understanding the principles of safe driving such as defensive driving, traffic controls, pavement markings, right of way, lane changing, effects of alcohol and other drugs, distractions, licensing process, and so much more!! Students will learn to drive with proactive driving skills that help them recognize problems in the driving scene and make decisions regarding the practices of other drivers. This education will enable them with the skills necessary to function safely in a complex driving environment.
Meet Our Instructors
Dr. Pat Venditte - Founder
Patrick Venditte Ed.D graduated from Peru State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He received his Masters and Specialist Degree in Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his Specialist Degree in Gerontology and a Doctorate in Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. Venditte has taught classroom, simulator, driving range and behind the wheel driving. Since 1966, he has instructed more than 6,000 students in driver safety training. He continues to teach Driver Education at several Omaha schools as well as his own private classes through Cornhusker Driving School.
Mr. Tony Venditte - Instructor
Tony graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor's of Science Degree. He is a former Douglas County Deputy Sherriff and has been working at Cornhusker Driving School for over 20 years. He is licensed with the State of Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, and certified with the State of Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Venditte teaches both classroom and behind the wheel driving instruction.
Anna - Instructor
Anna graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor's of Science in Journalism-Public Relations. She traveled for the USGA doing Marketing and Public Relations for their major golf tournaments. She returned to Omaha to take over the day to day operations of the driving school. In addition to her Driver Education certifications she is also certified in Child Passenger Safety (CPS). She has been working as a classroom and behind the wheel instructor for the past four years.
Mr. Leo Yirkowski - Instructor
Leo taught classroom, simulator, and in car instruction for Omaha Public Schools from 1976 to 1979. He has been an instructor with Cornhusker Driving School for 9 years.
Mr. Harry Gaylor - Instructor
Harry Gaylor is a public school teacher at Omaha Central High School. He is one of the longest tenured teachers in the district. Harry is in charge of Central's Marketing and DECA programs. He has been a behind the wheel instructor for over 10 years.
Mr. Paul Johnson - Instructor
Paul Johnson has been teaching Driver Education for many years. He devotes time to studying and understanding current requirements effecting student drivers and is focused on developing defensive driving skills for each student. Most of his students that he is assigned are from the southern and western parts of the greater Omaha metro.