Driver Education Instructors

Kevin Auge- Driver Education Coordinator

Kevin Auge is a Certified Driver Education Instructor that has been teaching Driver Education, both behind the wheel and classroom instruction for 40 years and has been coordinating the TriDistrict program for 27 years. Kevin holds a Masters Degree in Teaching and taught Social Studies for 34 years and spent 19 years as the Varsity Baseball Coach. 

Brian Auge- Classroom and Behind the Wheel Instructor

Brian Auge has been a Certified Driver Education Instructor since 2005. Brian holds a Masters of Education and was a Special Education teacher at Red Wing High School for 23 years. In addition to teaching, Brian was also the Varsity Baseball Coach at Red Wing High School for 16 years and the Assistant Soccer Coach four years. 

Erik Auge - Behind the Wheel Instructor

Erik has taught Driver Education as a Certified Instructor in the Tri-District program of Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul, and South St. Paul program for the past 15 years.  He is currently an Elementary Teacher in the Farmington School District where he has taught for the past 17 years.  He has a Masters Degree in Teaching with the Licensure being in the grades of 1-6, and a Coaching Licensure in grades 7-12.

Thomas Smith- Classroom and Behind the Wheel Instructor

 Thomas Smith has been teaching for 20 years. He was born in London, England and grew up in Ireland.  He taught English in Italy for 11 years.  His wife is from Wisconsin and he has lived in Minnesota since 2005. Thomas has worked for ISD 197 since 2012. He has been teaching driver's education since 2010 and enjoys to teach both behind the wheel and classroom. 

Kelly O'Donnell- Behind the Wheel Instructor

Kelly O'Donnell has been a Behind the Wheel Driver Education instructor for 20 years. Prior, he has spent 36 years teaching Physical Education and Health at Inver Grove Middle School. Additionally, he spent nine years coaching football, basketball, track and cross country at Simley High School. He was also the Middle School Athletic Director for 24 years.

Mark Wilson- Behind the Wheel Instructor

Mark Wilson has been teaching both classroom and behind the wheel Driver Education for the last 32 years. He has been teaching for 24 years and has spent the last 19 years as a Special Education teacher for South St. Paul School District.