About Us

40+ Years

Of Combined Experience

Behind The Wheels // 

First, Susquehanna Driving Academy would like to "Thank You!" for considering our Academy for your drivers education needs!!

A little about us.. We are a fairly new driving academy located in downtown Perryville, Md. We are a family owned small business.

Amanda Kopatch is the owner and a lifelong resident of Cecil county. She is also a certified and licensed instructor through the MVA with over 3+ yrs of instructor experience, she is a graduate from Rising Sun H.S. & Towson University with a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Community Development

Another wonderful member of our team is Eugenia Arato (Ms.Gina), who is also certified and licensed with the MVA, she has over 40 yrs of experience in the driver education industry. She started out instructing in Manhattan, NYC and is now instructing for Susquehanna D.A. in Perryville, MD and also another driving school in Baltimore, MD

Last but definitely not least by any means is our wonderful Christina Day-Bassett (Mrs.Cris). She is the main classroom instructor here at SDA. She also does BTW session so you may have her for both!!  She is  a disabled USAF veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm where she served as an Inventory Management Specialist. She has held a variety of different jobs from cashier to insurance sales. She has now been an instructor for over 3+ yrs. She looks forward to seeing you in the classroom or in the car for whatever type of instruction you may need.

Our front office manager is Tony Sjolie. He is also a in class and BTW instructor, He has tons of management experience in many different fields! He was a owner/manger of a music production company in VA, Horse ranch manager in PA, Lead project manager, warehouse/inventory manager, and a quality control manager for a major commercial cleaning company in MD, and also a maintenance/grounds keeper manager for a major credit union in MD

Our IT tech is Aaron Kang, our go to guy for any technical or computer hardware/software issues. Aaron is a computer science major about to obtain his associates degree from Cecil College. He is now attending University of Maryland to get his Bachelors degree. He has a lot of personal experience with computer systems and programming!

Our strong team here at Susquehanna D.A. look forward to serving YOU our valued customer with your driver education needs, AGAIN Thank You for considering Susquehanna Driving Academy!