Cantor’s Driving School Instructors

Cantor’s Driving School’s Experienced, Expert Instructors

Cantor’s Driving School instructors are the very best in the area. With backgrounds that include teaching and police work, our instructors know how teens, adults and seniors learn to drive, so we customize our teaching approaches to our students. All Cantor’s Driving School instructors have clean driving records, child abuse clearances, have passed criminal background checks and been FBI fingerprinted. Over half of Cantor’s Driving School instructors are off-duty or retired police officers.

After all, we’ve taught over 100,000 people how to drive in our 30 years of being a top driving school in the Delaware Valley area.

Employment for Driving Instructors

Cantor’s Driving School is always looking for good driving instructors. Call us at 610-277-1050 to inquire about current opportunities, or send an email with your resume to

All Instructors Are Pennsylvania State-Licensed

Every Cantor’s Driving School instructor is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania, a rigorous process that includes submission of extensive documentation proving credibility of qualifications and character, including:

  • Applicant’s original Three-Year Driving Abstract from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Applicant’s original Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • A copy of the Applicant’s Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Public Welfare
  • Applicant’s FBI Fingerprint Information
  • A copy of Applicant’s valid Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate, showing license in Driver and Safety Education, if requesting exemption from the theoretical and practical examinations
  • A list of names, addresses and daytime telephone numbers of three persons serving as character references for the applicant, none of whom are related to the applicant or are in any way connected to the school in which the applicant is seeking employment
  • A recent photograph of the applicant
  • Notarized application and licensing fee
  • Driving school owner Frank Cantor must provide a statement of employment as a driving instructor at his school
  • License must be renewed every year
  • Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Driver and Safety Education

Meet Our Instructors

Tom Firchow – Main Line Area and Delaware County

Tom has been teaching students to drive for years. Starting back with his own daughters, and with all of his students, Tom instills safety-first instincts and defensive driving skills to keep student drivers safe and aware.

Tom’s ability to help student drivers of all skill levels to learn, prepare and pass their Pennsylvania Driver License exams make him an excellent instructor. His patience and confidence building techniques put students at ease to make their driving enjoyable. Tom says, “I’m so happy to see my students learn and enjoy their new driver experience. It’s gratifying and rewarding when they see how easy it is to parallel park too!”

Tom has his Private Driver Training Teacher certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is also a PennDOT Certified Driver Skills Examiner from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Driver Licensing. In his past, Tom had been a private executive driver, Uber driver for 4 years with 5 star ratings, and professional chauffeur. He is proficient driving automatic and manual transmissions, and has driven sedans, limousines, stretch-limos, SUVs, stretch SUVs, and 12 passenger buses.

Dan Stumpf – Chester County

Dan is a retired PA State Trooper with over 26 years on the job before retiring. After that, he worked for a Chester County Police Department as a Police Officer and currently works as a Police Officer in a local Chester County school. He concurrently works for Cantor’s Driving School teaching new drivers to drive defensively and safely. Dan has been hand-on with many situations as a Trooper and Police Officer ranging from homicides, suicides, crashes, and various crimes/complaints. He cares about teaching safe driving skills and the students he teaches. Dan resides in Chester County and is a father of two children.

Sean Murrin – Main Line Area and Delaware County

Sean is currently a Police Officer in Bucks County. His experience includes foot patrol,routine traffic stops, and patrolling the local establishments in the area. He also has vast experience in Traffic & Accident investigation. Prior to 2007, Sean was an officer and detective with the Coatesville Police Department assisting with homicides and narcotic investigations. Sean has three children and taught his son to drive, passing his test on the first try. Sean is a resident in Delaware County.

Joe Heavey – Main Line Area and Delaware County

Joe is a life long Delaware County resident who resides in Broomall. He is a former Marple-Newtown school bus instructor who holds a Commercial Driver License (CDL) with various endorsements. Joe has been teaching driving for over 12 years in the area. Joe is a former martial arts instructor who taught students of all ages how to deal with focusing on life while teaching self confidence and respect. Joe loves to teach students of all ages. His laid back but firm style are a winning combination that both parents and students appreciate. He is married with two children and four grandchildren.

Nathan Carr – Chester County

A life-long resident of Chester County, Nathan has been driving for well over 30 years, logging well over 1 million miles as a representative of Herr’s. He has always taken pride in being a top driver and earning the safety badge at Herr’s. Nathan has an easy demeanor and lots of patience; he loves teaching safe driving to all levels of driving students. He has a daughter who is a recent high school graduate and he is a resident of Chester County.

Tina Russo – Montgomery County

Tina Russo was born, raised and has been a long time resident of the Norristown area. Prior to becoming a driving instructor, she worked in customer service for over 20 years. She has worked as a driving instructor for 10+ years. She works well with teens and adults, and is very patient, understanding and easy to talk to. She relates well with those who have ADD/ADHD as she has personal experience through family members and her teaching endeavors. She is very dedicated to her work, teaching driving students the skills they need to be a confident, safe and successful drivers.

John Copeland – Montgomery County and Western Chester County

John has been teaching students of all skill levels to drive safely for several years. He has worked in the training and development field for over 10 years teaching real estate agents. His natural ability to establish great rapport with students makes them feel comfortable, safe and builds confidence. He is very patient and loves to see his students progress and excel. John resides in Montgomery County and is married with one daughter.

Michael Mannetta – Chester County and Delaware County

Michael has been in the public safety field for 20 years, currently working as a Professional Conduct Investigator for the State of Pennsylvania. He works closely with government agencies, attorneys and local law enforcement. He is a field based investigator obtaining evidence and photographs, conducting surveillance, interviewing complainants, witnesses and serving subpoenas. Michael has hundreds of thousand miles under his belt of safe driving due to the nature of his profession. He transfers all his skills and knowledge to teaching students to do the same behind-the-wheel. He especially enjoys teaching parallel parking, defensive driving techniques and helping students become cautious but confident drivers. Mike is extremely patient and has a calming demeanor. He works very well with anxious students to help overcome any hurdles to becoming good drivers. Mike resides in Chester County with his wife and two children.

Andrea Doyle – Chester County and Delaware County

Andrea has been a certified English, English as a Second Language (ESL), French, and Driver Education teacher for over 34 years, teaching English and ESL for 14 years and Driver Education (classroom and behind-the-wheel) in Delaware for over 20 years. Strongly believing in building connections with students and parents through communication, sincerity, patience, caring, and positivity, Andrea has experience teaching varying capabilities, including students with differing processing, executive functioning, anxiety, and attention levels. In addition, she has experience teaching immigrants, as well as young, middle-aged, and senior/seasoned adults. Andrea seeks to instill the knowledge, driving skills, and decision-making for students to become safe drivers for themselves, the passengers in their car, and the rest of us on the road. Andrea resides in Chester County with her husband and is the mother of two children.


Employment for Driving Instructors

Cantor’s Driving School is always looking for good driving instructors. Call us at 610-277-1050 to inquire about current opportunities, or send an email with your resume to