ABOUT BURGESS DRIVING SCHOOL
Burgess Driving School is a state of Illinois recognized training facility, conveniently located, and staffed by friendly, experienced personnel. We use up-to-date training methods and equipment to focus on individual student needs in a non-threatening atmosphere to provide all students with a great learning experience. Our goal is to help create new generations of safe drivers. Burgess Driving School is owned and operated by Doug and Rachel Burgess.
Doug Burgess is the founder and Lead Instructor for Burgess Driving School. A Law Enforcement veteran for over 20 years, Doug has a passion for helping and educating people. Doug has worked in many divisions within the police field but believes his true calling is in instructing and teaching others to be the safest, most complete drivers on the road.
Rachel Burgess is the Manager of Burgess Driving School in charge of reception and scheduling. With a degree in education and experience as a former Children's Ministry Director, Rachel uses her skills to create a fun, professional atmosphere while organizing all materials to make each student's experience great.
We are located at 111 W. Washington St. Suite 220, in the heart of East Peoria on the corner of Main and Washington Streets. Conveniently nestled within sight of shopping, restaurants, a bicycle trail, and Interstate 74, we offer a large lighted parking lot and plenty of things to do within walking distance. Drop your student off and walk to some of the great businesses that share our parking lot or go across the street for more options. If you want more, we are minutes away from the ever popular East Peoria Levy District including WalMart, Bass Pro Shops, Kohl's, Lowes, Target, Costco and hundreds of meal options.
Brent Fox has an extensive background working with and coaching youth and young adults. A featured speaker of the Dale Carnagie lecture series, Brent uses his unique training methods to capture his audience and add life to any topic.
Brett Vonderheide is a retired police officer from the Peoria Police Department. Among his many assignments, Brett finished his career in Law Enforcement as a traffic officer, specializing in Illinois rules of the road. Brett now shares his expertise while educating future and current drivers continuing in his mission to maintain safer streets and highways for all.
Burgess Driving School is constantly seeking the most professional, courteous, dynamic instructors available. Stay tuned for more information on our newest instructors.