in driver education

  • provides leadership and expertise
  • promotes high quality curriculum standards
  • professional development
  • best educational practices
  • teacher re-certification opportunities
  • public awareness of traffic safety

Annual Spring Conference

Friday, May 3, 2024 — 8 AM to 5 PM

Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH

The conference is in-person only and limited to 100 people. Join driver educators, driving schools, and leaders in driver education at our annual conference in Concord. Learn about new products, services, and organizations dedicated to keeping our nation's drivers safe.

Conference Speakers

  • Karren Carreria: Youth Mental Health - Identify, Understand, and Respond
  • Ethan Fisher: Choices Matter - Inspire Students to Make the Right Choices
  • Trooper Walter Biardi: Alarming Increases in Crashes, Traffic Fatalities, Speed, and Distractions
  • Trooper Dupont Supervisor of NH Driver Education: Teens and Trucks
  • Julian Leon: Vermont and New Hampshire Energy Education Programs
  • MADD Advocate: TBA
  • Laurie Farmer: Chair Yoga - Strenthen the Body, Calm the Mind

View the conference agenda.

Conference Registration Rates

Prices include includes, breakfast, coffee, snack breaks, and lunch.

  • $120 per person if you are already an ADTSEA member
  • $170 per person if you are not an ADTSEA member (includes the purchase of an annual ADTSEA membership)

Hotel Reservations
NETSEA has negotiated a special group rate with the Courtyard by Marriott, located at the same address as the Grappone Conference Center. You must book by April 18, 2024 to receive the discounted group rate. Make a reservation.

Register for the Conference


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Traffic Safety Education
Association Serving:

Map of NETSEA Region
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Labrador
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • New Hampshire

Bringing liked-minded, thoughtful, and caring professionals together, we work to make even greater strides in driver safety for all.

The New England Traffic Safety Education Association (NETSEA) is a regional association of driver and traffic safety education instructors. From all over the region and beyond, traffic safety educators come to associate with like-minded professionals.

Our goals are to improve driver safety and encourage professional ethics in this industry. For over 40 years, we have striven to bring high standards to driver education and traffic safety. Although our struggle to make our roads safe and our road users better prepared is a never-ending one, we have made it our continued mission to lead the driver and traffic safety industry in this endeavor.

Board of Directors

Gabriella Netsch

Gabriella Netsch


Richard Kearney

Richard Kearney

Vice President

Bruce Renfro

Bruce Renfro


Karren Meyer

Karren Meyer


Amanda Scamman

Amanda Scamman


Judy Cash

Judy Cash

David Haley

David Haley

John Leeds

John Leeds

Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara

Sandy Sternberg

Sandy Sternberg

Tony Vine

Tony Vine


Rhode Island

Cheryl Brehio-LaFond
Rhode Island Driver Education Program Coordinator

Michael Kinch
Rhode Island DMV Administrator for Safety & Regulations

Richard Sullivan
Department of Public Safety - State Police

New York

New York DMV
Office Manager

Sean Murphy
Driver Education Desk New York State Education Department Office of Career and Technical Education

New Jersey

Kimberly DiGiovanni-Abatto
New Jersey MVC Deputy Administrator

New Hampshire

Richard Dupont
New Hampshire Supervisor of Driver Education

West Virgina

Josh Grant
West Virgina Driver Education Administrator


John Kashatus
Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Safety Education Advisor


Beth Kohler
Maine DMV Driver/Rider Education Program Manager


William Kraft
Maryland MVA Driver Education Program Manager

Phillip Dacey
Maryland MVA Director of Policy and Innovation

Brian Forde
Maryland MVA Deputy Director

District of Columbia

Miles Marquis
District of Columbia DMV Driver Services Administrator


Justin McLane
Vermont DMV Supervisor

Patrick McManamon
Vermont DMV Supervisor

Tammy Pregent
Education Consultant for Vermont Agency of Education


Leony Simo
Massachusetts Driver Education Program Coordinator & RMV Liaison to Professional Driving Schools


Michael Wagner
Delaware Driver Education Program Manager

Angela Horton
Department of Education Driver Ed Program Manager