Safe Roads
Driving Academy

Biographies

Owners:

Dianna McNamara

Dedicated house wife and mother of four, Dianna has always had a passion for helping children and teaching them the necessary skills in life.  Now with her four children grown and on the road driving, Dianna's passion has grown to making sure children among other driver's are safe while on the road.

Dianna's compassion for others, warm heart, remarkably caring attitude towards others, combined with her passion for helping children has led Dianna to her goal of opening a driving school.



Haley McNamara

Aspiring entrepreneur, Haley has always had a passion for helping others succeed. Working towards her degree at Fitchburg State University in Behavioral Sciences, specializing in Juvenile Behavioral Disorders enables Haley to understand the challenges facing young driver's.

Haley's distinct ability to understand Juvenile Behavioral Disorders, as well as her experience as a younger driver adds to the overall driving success of your child.  



Principal Instructor:

Paul McNamara

Paul has been involved in law enforcement since 1981 when he entered the United States Army obtaining certification as a Military Police Officer; he is currently a Traffic Specialist with a local Municipal Police Department.  Throughout his career he has concentrated on making traffic safety a priority.

Paul is the first Nationally Certified Safe Routes to School police officer in the State of Massachusetts.

Paul is a certified Massachusetts Driver’s Education Instructor, and has achieved level 3 instructor certification from the Massachusetts Municipal Training Council in many different traffic related curricula. His instructor certification includes Speed Measurement, Work Zone Safety, Traffic Occupant Protection Strategies, Bicycle Laws, Older Driver Driving Education, Pursuit Driving, and Underage Drinking Prevention.  He is also a certified motor vehicle crash Reconstructionist and investigates fatal and serious vehicle crashes.

In 2011, Paul was named Officer of the Year by the Rotary Club of Fitchburg, receiving commendations for his law enforcement work from the United States Congress Certificate of Congressional Recognition, Massachusetts House of Representatives Citation of Recognition, and the City of Fitchburg Citation of Achievement.

In 2006 he received the LUK Crisis Center Inc., Community Commitment to Youth Award. 

In 1992 Paul received the City of Fitchburg Police Department Medal of Heroism, Massachusetts Police Association Commendation for Bravery, Law Enforcement Technology Award for Bravery and the American Police Hall of Fame Silver Star for Bravery.

Paul’s continued dedication to traffic safety provides the keys to success for today’s new driver.


Driving Instructor: 

Pat Fortunato Sr. 

Born and raised Fitchburg resident, Pat has been involved with Driver's Education for 16 years as an in car instructor.
Passionate about helping children, whether as a sports coach or driving instructor. Pat takes great pride in seeing all of his students succeed, and considers each and every one of his students grandchildren. 

Devoted husband, father of two, grandfather of three, Pat enjoys his time off on his boat with family. Pat's enthusiasm for driving, bright spirit, ability to connect with each student, and compassionate attitude adds the extra keys to your students success with driving. 

Address: 19 Prichard Street, Fitchburg MA                         Phone: 978-345-6200                        Fax: 978-345-6201