Carrie Lampman

Chief Executive Officer / Head Instructor

Chief Executive Officer/ Head Instructor. Carrie grew up in Sunnyvale


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.


Driving Instructor Carrie


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 8+ years of top-quality driver training experience. Making Carrie highly knowledgable 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
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 110 reviews)
Very good2%


I’ve worked with multiple instructors at this school to get my adult driver’s license and they are all very nice and knowledgeable about the test and the rules of the road. The post lesson feedback which scores the core competencies is extremely helpful to make sure I am making progress with each lesson.

I worked with Forest, Scott, Leroy, Carrie, and Ryane (I had Ryane for my passing test assist) and I would highly recommend all of them! Also shout out to Jenny for always being understanding of my work/test schedule and working around it. (10/6/2023)

Aishwarya S.

I took about 7 or so lessons with Carrie, and today was able to pass my driving test at the DMV. Bay Area Driving Academy was the second school I tried after a less great experience at another driving school, and I definitely recommend them. Carrie is understanding, patient, and willing to meet you where you are at. I am visually impaired and only recently learned there were options for me to drive, so I learned to drive as an adult. My vision and my learning to drive a bit later in life brought about a lot of anxieties, but Carrie was encouraging, and very respectful of my situation. If you have special needs or need to take a supplemental driving test, Carrie and her team might be a good fit for you. Jenny in scheduling was also very helpful and accommodating working around my work schedule, helping me find slots that would allow me to take driving lessons after my work days, which was greatly appreciated. Thanks to Bay Area Driving Academy for all your help! (8/29/2023)

Daniel G. (Sunnyvale)

Thank you to Carrie at Bay Area Driving Academy for teaching my oldest son to drive. He just passed his driver’s test!! As a parent, I appreciated the email feedback with the information on what he is doing well and what he needs to work on. Carrie was a calm and straightforward instructor. I will definitely use this driving school for my other two boys. (7/12/2023)

Jennifer M.

My high school daughter Vanessa had a great experience with Carrie. She was on time, professional, and in the end Vanessa got her license after one Behind the Wheel exam. Changing an appointment was easy too. I would definitely recommend Carrie and the Bay Area Driving Academy. (7/3/2023)


I’m so grateful to the team at Bay Area Driving Academy for helping me develop my driving skills and confidence. I had several instructors (Carrie, David, Leroy, Ryane and Scott), each of whom was patient and thoughtful. They provided me with actionable feedback for my behind-the-wheel test, as well as practical advice to help me be a safe and confident driver after passing the test.

Whether you’re a first-time driver like me or just someone who’s not very confident navigating the Bay Area roads, I highly recommend Bay Area Driving Academy.

Thank you so, so much, everyone! (5/10/2023)


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