Gary Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Park Point University in Pittsburgh, PA.  In 2016, he retired rom Indspec Chemical in Petrolia, PA.Gary has a daughter who lives in Clayton and teaches at Southside Christian School.  He has 2 grandchildren, ages 10 and 14, who attend Southside.  In his spare time, Gary enjoys playing pickle ball and spending time with family.  


Kalvin Sparrow

Bill Messick

          Kristine educated and counseled many teens.  As a drivers education instructor, she sees herself in a similar role teaching teens to be safe and responsible drivers.  

Our Instructors

Jamal Woods

         Walter Harris has several years experience teaching drivers ed.  In 2017, he retired from the US Department of Justice having worked there for 28 years.  In his last position, he served as a Unit Manager at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC.  Walter is married and has 3 grown children.  In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and model airplanes. 


Kristine Messick

​         Bill and Kristine Messick own and operate GPS Driving School.  They have been married for 32 years and have 3 children.  Their daughters Lauren and Kathryn graduated from Clayton High School in 2011 and 2012.  Their son Andrew graduated from Corinth Holders High School and is a junior at NC State.

        Bill and Kristine are licensed drivers education instructors by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

Adam Hamrick

                  Bill coached youth basketball for 10 seasons at the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association where he is well-received by players and parents.  Bill enjoys coaching young adults and sharing his knowledge and experience with new drivers.

        Jamal Woods has been teaching driver's education since 2015.  He is currently a Senior Administrator for Wake County Public Schools and has previously served as a principal in Brunswick County. He has also been an assistant principal at Cary High School.


​        Jamal has a master’s degree in School Administration from UNC Chapel Hill.  He has 2 children, a daughter at Shenandoah University in New York, and a son who is a sophomore at Middle Creek High School.

Walter Harris

          Kristine Messick obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988.   She worked for 27 years at Wake County Human Services before retiring in 2016.  As a public health nurse,     

         Adam Hamrick has been teaching driver's education since 2013.  He holds a masters degree in Health Education from East Carolina University and teaches Health and Physical Education at Riverbend Middle School in Raleigh.  He resides in Clayton with his wife and 2 year old daughter and a son born October 18, 2021.


Gary Smith

              Bill  graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 and began his career as an automobile insurance adjuster for Great American Insurance Company.

              In 2000, Bill obtained his law degree from North Carolina Central University.  His main area of practice is civil litigation with a focus on accident and insurance disputes.       

         Sparrow currently teaches at Mary Phillips High School in Raleigh and has been a licensed Driver Education Instructor for approximately 5 years.  He previously served as a School Bus Driver in Durham, Johnston, and Wake Counties.  Instructor Sparrow is passionate about education and students’ safety.  He is an Alumnus of Chowan and N.C. Central University.  He is married with one child, attending college.  In his leisure time he enjoys family, motorsports, and action movies.