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RIMS Driving School is owned and operated by , Suzanne  Rimington.

RIMS Driving School is licensed by NY State DMV to provide behind the wheel instruction as well as the 5 Hour Pre License Class. The 5 hour Pre license class is in person or on Zoom

The 5 hour class is available for anyone 16 and older with a NY State learners permit.  This is not pre recorded as the "online classes" and there are no quizzes or test.


As the owner and instructor,  I would like to assure you that I feel passionate about making the roads safer to navigate for everyone.  Having an instructor that is both enthusiastic as well as knowledgeable makes a huge difference in a classroom.  I do my best to make sure you are not only getting the most up to date information as possible but also in a way that is less likely to bore you to sleep.

Our Instructors:


Tara Schatzel -

                     Tara works part time as an instructor.

                                        We are luck that she fits us in to her busy                            schedule. Her other jobs include;

barber, nail technician, 

Doula and mother of 3. 

     Tara works Mondays & Tues

                      in  Woodstock, Catskill and Saugerties







Stephanie Lopez


Stephanie is a full time employee

             Steph is fluent in English and Spanish and

is currently learning Japanese!

    Her passion is helping people with 

                                  obstacles achieve their goals which makes driving         instruction perfect career for her!

Steph works with students in

                                  Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park,  Salt Point, Rhinebeck and Kingston





Frank Zarelli

(Frank was a little camera shy)

              Frank has had a few careers in his day, 

         actor(Rudolfo on the Guiding Light),

owner of a modeling agency,

                            realtor and for the last 8 years, driving instructor

                       Frank is known for his patience and comedy. 

                                    5 min in the car and you feel like you knew him your                                      entire life!  Frank is our instructor in the Town of                                                 Newburgh/New Paltz area and everything in between



Still need reassurance we are the one? read the many reviews by past students on Facebook, Google and the home page of this website as well.  


Tara Schatzel driving instructor
stephanie lopez instructor
frank zarelli instructor
Suzanne Rimington, RIMS Driving School

Suzanne Rimington

connor currey

Connor Currey
part time strategist/full time son

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