Chief Executive Officer/ Head Instructor Carrie


Industry veteran Carrie Lampman has driver training in her blood (her father was an owner, operator, and instructor in Sunnyvale for over 20+ years prior). Carrie is Head Instructor and CEO of Bay Area Driving Academy. Over 15 years of experience provided Carrie a rich knowledge base from years training in various technology and driver education companies. Furthermore, Carrie provided driver training to thousands of students throughout the Bay Area. As a result, her exemplary career has made her one of the top-rated driving instructors in the area. Consequently with over 100+ recommended 5-star reviews across various top review sites.


Carrie, born and raised in Sunnyvale, attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Carrie provided employee training for the tech industry prior to becoming a driving instructor. Hence, years of corporate training experience has enhanced her overall skills and techniques in the field. Therefore, during years at various companies, Carrie developed and designed numerous training programs and modules. Specifically, her training leads to more efficient use of time and higher retention of information.


More importantly, Carrie has 15+ years of top-quality driver training experience. Making Carrie highly knowledgeable working with students of all backgrounds and ages. Most noteworthy, Carrie possesses exceptional patience and technical skills. Carrie has one of the best reputations for driver training and education in the Bay Area. Above all, she is well respected in Silicon Valley. Indeed, Carrie is widely considered one of the top driver education and training experts in the Bay Area.


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RECENT REVIEWS for Head Instructor Carrie
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 102 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5

I was a bit skeptical about booking a class because of the reviews here but I’m so glad i did. I had Carrie as my instructor and she is absolutely amazing! I went from being nervous and not knowing how to start the car to being comfortable driving at 45! In just 2 hours, she taught me enough to pass my test. strongly recommend bay area driving academy:) (10-23-2019)

Pallavi (Sunnyvale)
Rated 5 out of 5

I had a very positive experience with Bay Area Driving Academy! Carrie and Hassell are fantastic instructors and their valuable guidance helped me pass the driving test on the first attempt. The lessons were really fun and I would definitely recommend this driving school. (5/29/2019)

Joel T
Rated 5 out of 5

I took my second and third driving lessons with the Bay Area Driving Academy, with Carrie and Hassell respectively. Both were excellent instructors and pointed out mistakes both to improve my driving in general and to help me pass my driving test. I found my third lesson, with Hassell, especially helpful, and he went through a few mock tests to help me prepare for the test, emphasizing issues like coming to complete stops and making exaggerated head turns. I passed my test on the first try and am very glad that I used this company for my required lessons. (5/9/2019)

Kiran G. (Palo Alto)
Rated 5 out of 5

Stellar team, so kind and so helpful with me
thank you Carrie and Erin

Rated 5 out of 5

I had a great experience with Bay Area Driving academy. I took a few lessons plus the test day assistance package. Carrie and Hassel were my instructors and I must say they are pretty good at what they do. If you are nervous about the driving test I recommend Hassel’s test preparedness course where he will put you through the DMV test, complete with the DMV test scoring sheet just like the real thing. By the way, happy to report that I passed in my first attempt. (4/3/2019)

Nish Kumar (Sunnyvale)


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