Expert Instruction

Tim and Becky Johnson

Who we are:

Tim is a State of Idaho Certified Driver Education Instructor. He retired December 2016 as Idaho State Police Officer with over 25 plus years of law enforcement experience, 19+ years as a Patrol Sergeant in North Idaho. He has dedicated his life to helping others stay safe out on our roadways. His vast knowledge of laws, traffic code, vehicle control and experience on the roads is a valuable asset for our students.

 Tim has instructed Road Safe and Operation Life Saver classes as well as his many other specialties as a law enforcement officer.He became the Idaho State Coordinator for Operation Lifesaver in March of 2020. Tim has a unique prospective and years of knowledge to share with our students. He has vast knowledge on the effects of drugs and alcohol use while behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle as a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert and Instructor with ISP).  Not only is he one of the good guys, he is one of the nicest people you could get to know. Tim may be quieter than Becky but he is definitely observing.

He and Becky have raised two children and have been foster parents to over 30 children in North Idaho.  They  love the outdoors and go camping and fishing, hunting and working on projects together around their property and home as well as taking vacations when time allows.


Becky Craig-Johnson is a State of Idaho Certified Driver Education Instructor and is dedicated to teaching the safest driving techniques to our students.  Safe and courteous driving is her passion to share with them as well especially as our roadways become busier. She has also helped train new school bus drivers to obtain their Commercial Drivers License and she loves working with driver education students to help them successfully navigate our busy streets, highways and freeways of North Idaho. Becky’s special qualities include an ability to connect with our youth and have great patience while instructing them.

Becky is an award winning school bus driver competing at the local, regional, state and the international level several times. She has place 1st and 2nd numerous times at our the local, regional and state of Idaho competitions. Becky has won the Idaho State School Bus Safety Competition 4 times and she has gone to the International Competition 5 times and has place as high as 5th.

She has worked for the Coeur d’Alene and Lakeland School Districts in several capacities over the past 20 + years combined and continues to substitute bus drive for the Lakeland School District in her spare time after driving a school bus for them for 14 years because she loves the students and driving.