Located In Stratford CT, Monroe CT and Boca Raton (561) 245-4636 FL
Established in 1956
With our roots firmly established in
Sy Knepler – Founder
In 1956 Sy Knepler, a high school teacher and physical education coach opened up the first driving school in Stratford CT out of the Sterling House Community Center. Starting with only a handful of students he was successful in creating one of the most unique driving education programs in the country and is recognized as one of the fathers of driver education in the state. Involved with many organizations including NETSEA (New England Safety Education Association, ADTSEA (Driver Traffic Safety Education Associations), former president of CTDSEA (Connecticut Driver Safety Education Association, he helped to pioneer many of the safety procedures that are taught today. He
Gary Knepler – Director
Gary Knepler director of all operations was named People Ambassador representing the United States in Driver Education and Traffic Safety throughout the world, and has been a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist and hosted national conferences for providers for special needs drivers. As a retired licensed special education teacher for thirty-three years, Gary has worked with children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities as well as multi-challenged drivers. He joined his father’s company in 1973 bringing his knowledge to help make Knepler Driving Schools the only school in CT with vehicle modifications for handicap drivers. In addition Gary holds degrees in Sociology, Psychology, Career Education, Career Counseling, Driver Education, Motorcycle Education, and Educational Administrations.