Meet Our Team

Cheryl Giles

Owner / Instructor

Born and raised in Winter Haven, FL, Cheryl has established her roots in Polk County. She has four children and five grandchildren. She started a career in insurance immediately following graduation, where she obtained her general lines and adjuster license. In 2017, she started working with Atlantic Driving School as a licensed instructor and certified road test examiner, and in 2022, she became the owner. Cheryl continues to work with students, which she says “are the best”.

Sheril Childress

Instructor / examiner

Raised in Virginia and Georgia, Sheril has had experiences growing up and living in many states. She taught driver’s education for 8 years in Ohio and is very grateful to now be settled in Polk County with her youngest of three children. Sheril says that working for Atlantic Driving School has been a growth experience for her, and she enjoys the casual and relaxed environment.

Frank Salerno

instructor / examiner

Often referred to as “Chip” or “Coach Salerno”, Frank has a very light-hearted personality that makes teaching driver’s education fun. As a basketball and football coach, he has worked with and guided many young students to success, on the field and on the road.

Dennis Albright

instructor / examiner

Originally from Maryland, Dennis has been instructing students in driver’s education for many years. His classroom experience gives him an advantage while teaching students on the road.

Rick Giles

instructor / examiner

Rick Giles is the brother-in-law of owner Cheryl Giles and is a senior pastor at Shamrock First Baptist Church in Haines City, FL. He devotes his free time to instructing students for the Road Test Prep course as well as road testing while the other instructors are with students. His kind-hearted nature has resonated with the students he teaches and has earned him many recommendations.

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