Our goal is to teach driving skills, knowledge of traffic laws and rules of the road. Most importantly, we strive to help students build healthy attitudes about driving and the awesome responsibility of this priviledge.

  • We've been in business since 2003

  • Locally owned and operated

  • Serving Middleton, Caldwell, Nampa, Star, Eagle, Payette, Notus and Emmett

  • Meeting place for drives @Hawthorne Park



Kelsey Hawk



I have been the owner and instructor of GC Driving Academy for 4 years.  Teaching teens how to drive gives me the exciting opportunity of witnessing this important “rite of passage” in their young lives.  I am grateful to contribute and be a part of this special occasion. 


I am a native Idahoan and the mother and stepmother of 6 energetic boys who keep my life fun and chaotic at the same time!  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy riding our horses with my boys, spending time with family and traveling any chance I get.


Haddy Hiatt



Haddy has been an instructor for a year after completing the GC Driving Academy Apprenticeship Program.  She is from Middleton and is the mother of 4 beautiful children.  Haddy has run a day-care program for the last 6 years; she is a fun-loving, patient and nurturing person.  Her endless patience working with young people makes her a favorite with our students!


Randy Powell

Please Welcome Randy as the newest member of our GC Driving Academy team.  Randy spent 36 years as an Earth Science/Idaho Geology Teacher for the Middleton School District.  In 1985 Randy became a Certified Driving Instructor.  Randy became the Director of the Middleton High School Driver Education Program in 1987 where he remained until retiring from the position in 2021.  Randy has been married to his beautiful wife Cindee for 40 years.  He has raised two incredible young adults, Allison and Sam.  Allison is a Certified Occupational Therapist and Sam is a Field Manager.   We are so excited to add the wealth of knowledge and experience that Randy provides.  He will be a valuable member to our team and thankful for his continued devotion to teaching the youth in our community.