Nichols Driving School has been in operation since the 1930s, with a few changes of ownership since then. In 1985, Sherry Whitmore bought Nichols Driving School and successfully ran the business for over 30 years. In January 2019, Sherry's daughter, Bobbi Jo Cliche became the current owner.
Bobbi obtained her Driver Education Instructor certification in 1998. She has worked throughout the years with her mother at Nichols Driving school along with other driving schools in the Hampden and Hampshire county areas. "Being a certified Driver Education Instructor for over 20 years has helped me gain the experience and knowledge to educate and assist the wide variety of individuals that we work with on a daily basis"
In 1985 Sharon Whitmore, (AKA Sherry) bought Nichols Driving School and successfully ran the business for over 30 years.
Heather obtained her Driver Education Instructor certification in 2004. She works full time as a paraprofessional at an elementary school in Holyoke and has worked part-time as a driver education instructor for Nichols Driving School for the last fifteen years. Her dedication to our school is priceless.
Stephanie obtained her Driver Education Instructor certification in 2017. She maybe new to the NDS team but she holds the skills and knowledge necessary to aid an assist with all driver education requirements.
Tom became a certified driver education instructor in 2011. From 1987-1992, he was an active duty USAF military. In 1992, Tom became a civilian police officer while also serving in the USAF reserves. Tom retired in 2004 and began working as a paraprofessional in the Springfield School system from 2005 to 2010. In 2005, Tom started his own Disc jockey service called Excalibur DJ. When Tom is not DJ-ing events, he works part-time as one of our driver education instructor and volunteers for the non-profit veteran orginization, Project New Hope in Westfield.
Boyen is our newest instructor; certified as of 8/29/2019. He is the son of Bobbi (the owner of the driving school) and the grandson of Sherry (previous owner of the driving school). Driver education runs in the blood and he will be the next generation to assist and run the driving school, keeping business in the family.