Our Instructors

Robin Mungo

Owner

Robin Mungo is the proud owner of Cindy Cohen School of Driving! After a 25-year career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper, Robin joined the Cindy Cohen School of Driving team as a part-time instructor in 2019. Even though she was retired she continued to stay active in the community. Robin became the office manager for CCSOD in 2021 and was blessed with the opportunity to purchase CCSOD. Being an instructor, office manager and now owner has allowed Robin to continue her passion and that is driver safety. She tells her instructors everyday to be safe and have a good lesson. She strives to provide the best service with integrity and compassion. Robin is still a presenter of teen driving safety through NJM Insurance and she is a presenter for DBA Training Solutions. She is also a school board director in her hometown.

“We teach our students to be well rounded drivers”

 


Fred Galati aka “Driver’s Ed Fred”

Instructor/Director of CCSOD

Fred Galati, “Driver’s Ed Fred,” has taught thousands of students in the Pittsburgh area. Fred has more than 25 years of teaching experience. He loves teaching behind-the-wheel training instruction. Fred was formerly an Easy Method Driving School director for 20 years. He teaches non-credit courses of drivers education at local schools drivers education, and at the end of each course, his students receive a completion certificate from the Department of Education in Pennsylvania. This certificate can be used for a discount from your insurance company.

In addition to teaching driver’s education at local schools, Fred has worked with local police departments and large transportation companies to help them stay safe on the road. His passion is truly teaching students how to drive safely. Fred is a great asset and mentor to everyone at Cindy Cohen School of Driving. He has taught all of the instructors in the company how to teach behind-the-wheel driving lessons, and he has an ongoing program that he teaches monthly to our instructors that keeps us up-to-date on the newest laws and procedures. Fred embodies a calm and patient demeanor when working with his students, making him one of the best driving instructors in the Pittsburgh area.

Fred currently resides in Carrick PA, where he grew up and attended Carrick High School. He has one daughter and two grandchildren, and he enjoys spending time with them. Fred’s hobbies include buying and selling merchandise from the internet and being a disc jockey on his time off. He attends local flea markets in Pittsburgh in search of items to sell and refurbish. Fred has also recorded record albums.

  • 20 years servicing Driver’s Education in the Pittsburgh area
  • Former director of a local driving school
  • Instructor Management including scheduling and training, classroom training, and curriculum development.

Susie Feldman

Instructor/Examiner

Susie Feldman has been a successful owner of Transcription PRN for the past 35 years and she has always had the desire to be a teacher. She had volunteered as a tutor in the elementary, middle, and high schools for 20 years. She has also volunteered for the Race for the Cure, been a Red Cross Volunteer at Magee Women’s Hospital, and she has served on PTO boards, booster organizations, and community outreach organizations. Susie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking and playing bridge.  Susie is now a Pennsylvania Approved Instructor through the PA Dept. of
Education hoping to teach new drivers how to stay safe on the road.

 

 

 

 

 


Lenny Plotkin

Instructor/Examiner 

Lenny has lived in Pittsburgh for the vast majority of his life. He is a long-time owner of Nu Life Cleaners in Squirrel Hill, and he figured that since he had been a back seat driver all of his life, why not get paid for it. Lenny went through all of his prerequisites in order to obtain his instructor’s license, and now he is a proud member of our team.

His experience behind the counter and his years of coaching baseball and basketball make him a natural teacher and leader. Our students have found him to be helpful at relieving stress, precise in describing how to drive safely and properly, and thorough in preparing students for the driving test. Not to mention, almost every student will get at least one or two light moments in the car that will allow the lesson to proceed without the student being on edge.

When you work with Lenny to get your driver’s license, you’re sure to have a great experience!


Tim Keegan

Instructor

Tim moved back to his hometown of Pittsburgh some years ago from Los Angeles, CA, where he was self-employed for more than 20 years in a commercial service business utilizing vans and trucks. He previously managed a high-value fine art handling business for four years in L.A., where he supervised the driving program, which required the drivers to maintain critical driving skills and accident avoidance to protect the artwork, which was often fragile. Tim really loves his job, and he loves teaching driving skills to his students and believes that relaxation combined with diligent awareness helps the student to achieve competent driving skills with great enjoyment. Tim employs much effort to help new drivers reduce their nervousness and anxiety quickly while devoting the lesson time to tried and true methods of instruction. Tim previously worked for Rogers Driving School.

 

 

 


Brittany Steck

Instructor

Brittany is married with 2 children. Before coming on board at CCSOD, she was a traveling caregiver. She enjoys being outside and spending quality time with her family and friends. Brittany likes meeting new people and finds being a driving instructor very rewarding in helping students gain their independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ronnie Morrison

Instructor/Examiner

Ronnie is recently married and a father of three beautiful kids! He also worked for a national youth organization for more than 30 years. Ronnie is a NASCAR fan (Dale Earnhardt Sr. #3), and he also enjoys reading, bowling, and baking. He can also entertain you with card tricks, origami, and brain teasers.

 

 


Noua Coleman

Instructor/Examiner

Noua moved back to his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA a couple of years ago from New York City. In NYC he was self-employed for more than 25 years in International film and TV. He served overseas in the Navy and is a Gulf War Veteran, and while overseas he learned to speak Japanese. Noua also studied Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

 

 

 

 


Mary Lang

Office Administrator/Examiner/Instructor

I have many years of experience in customer service.  I like working and interacting with people.  I also enjoy helping people become the best-informed drivers they can be; I find it very rewarding.  I love spending time with my family; playing with my 5 soon to be 6 grandsons brings me great joy!

 

 

 

 

 


Connie Nicholson

Instructor

Connie is married with 3 adult children and the grandmother of 3. She has been driving school bus for five years and drove a truck for 20 years for Fred Bartsch Greenhouse. Worked as a teacher assistant at Doodlebugs prior to joining CCSOD.

“I highly enjoy teaching students the rules and safety of driving”

 

 

 

 

 


David T. Spadafore

Driving Instructor

David Spadafore has been a successful Executive Chef for 43 Years in various aspects in the hospitality industry. In one field David taught students culinary arts and hospitality management as a lab instructor at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is married and has a stepson and two beautiful grandchildren. David enjoys meeting new people and helping students learn and prepare for their driving exam. He also has a class A CDL for driving tractor trailer trucks. David is an 18 year breast cancer survivor. During his off time, he enjoys golfing, fly-fishing, gardening, all types of sports and especially his AKC cocker spaniel named Lady Bella. One of his biggest achievements as a chef was competing and representing Pittsburgh on the United States culinary Olympic team where he won a gold medal in culinary arts presentation against the worlds best chefs that were competing. David intends to use his persistence, patients and dedication to help with instructing students to achieve their goal in attaining their drivers license here at Cindy Cohen’s School of Driving.

 

 


Sue Fazio

Office Administrator

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