Meet Our Staff


Ira Caplan. Instructor / Driver

Ira has been a High School teacher since 1993 in both Connecticut and New York. He has also worked as an Apprentice optician. When he’s not behind the wheel or in the classroom his favorite pastimes are watching the Mets and spending time with his two daughters.


Risa Caplan. Classroom Instructor



Ira, Risa want to make a difference, and have developed an extensive up to date driving program that will provide the tools for young drivers to become safer drivers though out their driving career.


Michele Goodson. Instructor / Driver

Michele is a certified classroom and driving instructor for both of Liberty’s Meriden Locations. Michele is a High School Social Worker and has worked for several years as a class advisor. Michele has proven herself as an excellent class room teacher that connects well with her students. Not surprisingly she is also highly prized by her students as a patient behind the wheel driving instructor.


Dane Goodson. Instructor / Driver

Dane is a class room instructor as well as a behind the wheel driving instructor. Before becoming a certified driving instructor and teacher Dane was a property and casualty insurance agent. In the roll of an insurance agent and frustrated by young drivers not developing proper driving skills and seeing many of his clients young drivers being involved in accidents Dane could see the need for Liberty Driver’s Education Center LLC.


Gavin Goodson. Instructor/Driver


Maria Paddock. Instructor / Driver


David Tang. Webmaster/Tech Specialist

David Tang is a graduate of Liberty Drivers Ed and a graduate of Platt High School and studying Computer Science at Central Connecticut State University.
Some of David’s accomplishments include:
Honor student, Platt High School Web Master. Computer skills include Html, PHP, Java, and visual basic. David excels at problem solving skills, and has a strong commitment to providing a high quality product and service. David also has his own website at Contact David for your web site construction and maintenance needs.


We are currently looking for new driving instructors and or teaching instructors. To find out more information please go to the Job Posting Section on our website to apply.