Meet the Team


Anne Oberlander

Owner & Instructor

Anne, owner of Safety Zone Driving Academy is a lifelong resident of White Co. She attended Purdue University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and a Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also attended St. Joseph's College for her endorsement of Drivers Education. Anne served as a special education teacher for 13 years before deciding to open Safety Zone Driving Academy in 2010.


Phone: 574-870-5381


Casey Hines


Casey Hines graduated from Purdue University in 2004.  He is a Social Studies Teacher and coaches football and track at Maconaquah Middle School. Casey received his Drivers Education endorsement from Bethel College in 2006. He has taught drivers education at Lafayette, Pioneer, and since 2010 at Safety Zone Driving Academy. He looks forward to continuing to serve the community by teaching students how to drive safely. 



Phone: 574-242-0792

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Mike Harter


Mike Harter has been teaching Driver’s Education since 1983. He is a graduate of Hagerstown High School, has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University, and a Master’s degree from Indiana University. Mike's teaching career has included Norwell Middle School, Pioneer High School, Northwestern High School, Lewis Cass High School and is currently employed at West Central High school. He has been a US History, Economics and Physical Education teacher, as well as a Varsity Head Football and Wrestling Coach. Mike has been employed by Safety Zone Driving Academy since 2012 and also is a Driver Education instructor at West Central HS.


Phone: 574-870-6605

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Mike Rennier


Mike Rennier, Instructor for Safety Zone Driving Academy, has been teaching driver education since 1977.  He received his BS and MS degrees in education at Ball State University and later completed a degree in Elementary Administration.  Mike retired in 2014 from North White School Corporation, Monon, IN, after 38 years as a 4th grade teacher, driving instructor, and Monon Elementary principal.  He has been with Safety Zone Driving Academy since 2014.  Mike has found that teaching is most fulfilling when you help someone learn something new that will benefit them for a lifetime of driving.

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Richard Crowe


Richard Crowe, Instructor for Safety Zone Driving Academy since May of 2019.  He attended Ball State University in 1962-1967 where he earned Master Degrees in Physical Education, American History, and his endorsement in Driver Education.  He taught high school and Driver’s education for several years in 4 different locations, including West Central High School for 20 years.  Other high school experiences include head basketball and track coach at Prairie Heights, in LaGrange, Indiana and head girls’ basketball and track at West Central in Francesville, Indiana.  Richard managed three driver education commercial schools in Indianapolis. 


Phone: 219-208-0638


Kahner Hunt


Kahner Hunt attended Vincennes University following his 2013 graduation from Twin Lakes High School.  He served his country through the United States Coast Guard stationed in Miami Florida for 4 years and currently in Michigan City as a reservist.  He started instructing drivers education in 2020 at Safety Zone Driving Academy. 


Phone: 574-297-4144


Teresa Hines


Teresa Hines is a Logansport graduate, licensed Realtor, and an IVY Tech Kokomo graduate. She worked in the Dental field for 6 years. She received her Drivers Education endorsement in 2020. She has enjoyed teaching students how to drive safely and looks forward to helping students in the community. Casey and Teresa have 4 daughters and enjoy furniture painting in their free time.


Phone: 574-516-7724