Meet The Instructors

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Walter Gillmer


Walter is the founder and owner of Learn To Drive LLC. His current status is focused on developing marketing strategies to expand the “Learn To Drive” brand into Public Schools as well as Senior Citizen defensive driving evaluations, while maintaining our current successful Novice and Beginning Behind The Wheel Safe Driver Programs.

Sean Hickey


Sean has been with Learn to Drive LLC since the summer of 2012 and, in that time, has been responsible for helping hundreds of students achieve their goal of becoming safe and confident drivers in the State of Pennsylvania. His certifications not only include behind the wheel instruction, Sean is also certified to teach the 30 hour classroom course. Sean’s lessons reinforce the importance of anticipation and attention for these new drivers as he delivers this information in a practical and logical way to his students. His common-sense approach to driving has proven quite successful for these new drivers.

Ken Adelberger

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Now entering his 6th year as a Pennsylvania Board of Education certified Driving Instructor for Learn to Drive LLC. Ken’s focus is working with teens and adults in the Delaware County and Southern Chester County regions. Ken is a resident of Aston, Pennsylvania but grew up in Wayne, PA. He attended Malvern Preparatory School and LaSalle University. You may recognize his name or his face from his extensive work in the field of television and the local sports scene. For four decades, Ken has been a Producer, Director, Anchor, Writer and a 3 time Emmy Award winner. He currently works as a free lance sports photographer/camera operator and can be found at numerous Philadelphia sporting events, when he is not “Behind the Wheel” producing confident, responsible drivers. Good communication and creating a stress free, positive environment are the “keys” to his teaching success.
Ken is the son-in-law of owner Walter Gillmer. His wife, Brooke is a part time employee of Learn to Drive. He has 3 daughters, all LTD graduates!

Pam Collins

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Pam has taught in the state of Delaware school systems, which included eight years as a Driver Education Instructor for both classroom and behind the wheel. She is a proud graduate of the University of Delaware. Although Pam spent many years as a stay at home mom, she has always been involved volunteering her time, with youth sports programs, and working with and positively influencing many. She has worked with her own children with their driving skills along with other teens in the area when parents asked for her help.

Having four children of her own, three of them are newer drivers. Pam identifies driving as a major responsibility. She teaches that to teens in order to help them realize how to think about what is going on around them on the road. In addition, the coaching she gives them, helps to be able to make good decisions.

Pam is looking forward to working with students and providing them with the tools they need to become the most responsible and safest drivers possible on the road.

Bruce Monteiro

After more than 2 decades in law enforcement in the city of Reading, Bruce Monteiro is the most recent addition to the LTD teaching ranks. He brings years of behind the wheel experience as a certified “trainer” of police academy students with an emphasis on Emergency Vehicle Operations. Lieutenant Monteiro retired from the force in may of 2016. Bruce has witnessed and studied the dangers and ramifications of poor driving habits. In this new endeavor, he is committed to enlighten teen and adult drivers on the safe techniques that are standard as mandated in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code. If one is not operating their car in an acceptable manner, he’ll certainly know it! As a father he taught all 5 of his children the skills of driving. As a LTD instructor, his aim is to instill good habits and steer students to think and drive!

Rona DeGannes

Rona DeGannes is a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer. While on active duty, her myriad duties included Administrative Executive Assistant to Commanding Officers and a Naval Instructor. This latter function enabled her to travel the world, educating Sailors and Marines.

Most recently, she was a PA Department of Transportation Driver License Examiner, and from this experience, strongly desires to impart the salient concept that driving involves continual critical thinking. Therefore, the development of safe driver habits early in one’s learning process is principal to effectual driving.