BA, Cert. Ed.
Steve Wallace, the owner of Wallace Driving School, has been teaching people throughout British Columbia how to drive safely and skillfully since 1976.
Steve has been an elementary and secondary teacher in both public and private schools. He coordinated and taught School District 28’s Driver Education program for eight years and he become the first to do so with the driving simulator technology.
To date, Steve has personally taught over 25,000 students how to drive. He now teaches some of the grandchildren of his first driving students!
A certified British Columbia Teacher, Steve is also a member of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.
If he’s not in the middle of teaching a lesson in his car, he’ll probably be out in the community delivering a seminar on safe driving or working on his weekly column in the Times Colonist.
Professional Teaching Staff
Wade has been instructing with Wallace Driving Schools since 2011.
A former Sports and Recreation coordinator for Capilano College and Simon Fraser University, Wade is now in the midst of his third career.
John has been not only a professional driver, but also a baseball player.
When he is not busy teaching students how to drive safely and well he is busy as a certified baseball coach.
Dave has been teaching students how to drive at Wallace Driving Schools since 2012.
He is an experienced yachtsman and an established realtor in Nanaimo.
Skip is a former educator and district staff member of Prince Rupert, BC.
He is a highly ranked former basketball player and nationally certified basketball coach.
Mr. Woodcock is an established administrator in the provincial government.
Mike is also a former youth baseball coach.
Wade’s career experience includes being both a professional chauffeur and a Financial Planner.
Deborah is a former school teacher and has over 20 years of teaching experience.
In addition to her teaching experience, Deb is also a keen cyclist and sailor.
Kevin Close is a professional driver who attended the University of Lethbridge.
Kevin is also a nationally certified soccer coach.
Larry had a lengthy career In The Canadian Armed Forces, driving in many different countries and in many types of vehicles.
Before joining Wallace Driving School, Larry was the bus driver for the Victoria Royals and the Victoria Harbourcats with Wilson's Transportation.
Chelsea primarily works in the Duncan area with lesson allocations in Victoria as well. She has found her new career very rewarding, winning the highest staff award for her instruction details in 2019.
After the experience of teaching both sons how to drive successfully, she decided to become a licensed instructor and get paid for the privilege. She teaches at various times during the week and looks forward to meeting new students.
Dale is a longtime Victoria resident; He is a former Junior golf champion and is noted for not only his excellent driving instruction on the golf course but also teaching excellent driving lessons at Wallace Driving School. Coaching driving is a seamless transition with his now dual career path.
Andre is an experienced driver with engineering background. As a result of living and driving in several countries, Iran, Japan, Switzerland, United States & Canada he has developed strong communication skills which allow him to approach people with various cultural backgrounds. Being able to speak in four languages, English, Esperanto, Farsi and Pashtu facilitates his driving instruction. His hobbies are travelling, reading books & gardening.
A graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College, Edward retired in 2020 from the CCG after 36 years serving as a ship’s marine engineer and as a vessel maintenance manager ashore. Previously he worked as hydrocarbon analyst on exploration oil rigs in Western Canada and the NWT. He served briefly in the Army reserves with the Calgary Highlanders, and was a long-time volunteer with the support association for the 89 (Pacific) Royal Canadian Air Cadets. For relaxation he likes reading historical books and learning classical guitar.
All of our instructors are both ICBC and GLP approved.