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Message From The President

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Message from the President 

Welcome to the Driving School Association of the Americas.  We are an international organization dedicated to sharing ideas, learning, and discovering how to make our driver education businesses both survive and thrive.  We partner with companies to offer discounts to our members.  We advocate to national, state, and provincial governments to represent our driver education community.  In addition, we strive to build connections with other professionals in the traffic safety industry. 

It is an honor to serve our members, partners, exhibitors, and driver education community as President of the Driving School Association of the Americas (DSAA).  I am so gratefully thankful for the support from my colleagues as they elected me to this position.  I am fully dedicated to moving DSAA forward in the next two years as an organization that represents all of the driver education community.  I am thankful for Bob Gillmer for his leadership and outstanding contributions during his presidency.   I am looking forward to the continuation of DSAA’s important work towards fulfilling our missions along with serving with the DSAA Board members during these next two years. 

Unfortunately, our community continues to face challenges of COVID-19.   My prayers are that everyone remains safe while using the recommended health safety protocols to be able to continue operating their business.   

We anticipate health restrictions by the states being reduced, and are hopeful to hold a face-to-face International Conference in Anaheim, California from October 13, 2021 to October 16, 2021. When face-to-face conferences are viable, we will be able to again socialize with our members, partners, exhibitors, and our driver education community.  Our conferences are a great way to connect with others in our industry, commiserate and learn.  Please continue to monitor our website, dsaa.org, for updated information concerning the conference. 

DSAA strives to keeping the lines of communication open to our members and the driver education community at large as we are planning on creating and providing short webinars.   These webinars’ content would cover practices how to continue your businesses during COVID, distance learning for classroom instruction and a multitude of other content that is important to our members and the driver education community.   Again, please continue to monitor our website for updated information concerning the webinars. 

As your President, I am committed to staying in touch and cognizant of our changing environments. Our Communications Office can be reached at 800-270-DSAA (3722) or e-mail: info@dsaa.org to give you fast answers to any issues concerning membership and events.

Nina Jo Saint, Ph.D.
DSAA President
president@dsaa.org