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Driving Lesson

About Our Instructors

Bob Campbell, Owner and Operator 


Upon graduating from St. Paul's School For Boys in Baltimore County in 1961, Bob went on to Mars Hill College outside of Ashville, North Carolina for four years. He introduced the PE department to lacrosse and ran an intramural program for two years. After graduating from Mars Hill,  Bob obtained a teaching position in Queen Anne's County at Crumpton Elementary School.

In 1966 he was transferred to Kennard and then on to Centreville Middle School and remained there until he retired in 2005.

In 1967 Bob introduced lacrosse to Queen Anne's County High School. The only spring sports offered back then were softball and baseball. It didn't take long before there were as many parents watching lacrosse games as there were baseball. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his 32 years coaching lacrosse and working with the parents and the administration.  It is a father's dream to be able to coach their own children and he did. They went on from Queen Anne's and were successful playing the sport in college.

For the last 10 years as a teacher at Centreville Middle School, Bob also taught driver's education and behind the wheel for a company in Easton. When that company dissolved, Bob started Campbell's Driving School  in 2005 and now has four employees.

Bob still enjoys working with the young people of the Mid-Shore and now it has to do with helping them earn their driver's license. He loves what he does and continues doing what he loves - working with young people.

Kathy Campbell-Deighan


Kathy Campbell-Deighan, Bob's daughter, attended Queen Anne's County Public Schools and graduated from Queen Anne's County High School in 1998. Kathy attended Chesapeake College before transferring to Limestone College in South Carolina. Kathy graduated from Limestone College in May of 2003 with a degree in Psychology.

Kathy has been employed with Campbell's Driving School since December of 2007. She is a Certified Classroom Instructor and also a Certified Behind-the-Wheel Instructor. Kathy teaches the classes that are held from 5pm-8pm at St. Luke's Church.

In addition to Campbell's Driving School, Kathy is also employed by Queen Anne's County Department of Social Services as a Family Services Caseworker.  

Randy Ayres


Randy Ayres graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School of Baltimore, Maryland in May 1977. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attended recruit training in Parris Island, South Carolina.

Randy separated from the Marine Corps in August 1981 with an Honorable Discharge and then enrolled in Anne Arundel Community College. He then transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated with a B.A. in Law Enforcement in 1985.

In April 1987 he was employed with the Kent County Sheriff's Office in Chestertown, Maryland as Deputy Sheriff. Randy was assigned as a patrol supervisor for 20 years. He is currently assigned to the Services Division Handling Courthouse Security, Courtroom Security, and Civil Process Duties.

Randy enjoys the beach, watching professional ice hockey, and indoor rowing. Randy is a member of Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad.

Phil Russum


Phil Russum, a lifelong resident of Kent County, MD, lives in Chestertown with his wife, Mary Etta. He is the proud father of two, Jennifer and Brad and a loving grandfather to Gabriella and Reagan. Phil graduated from Kent County High School in 1973. Serving six years with the Maryland Army National Guard, he was honorably discharged in 1979. He retired from the Kent County Sheriff's Office as Captain in 2007 following thirty years of dedicated service to the community. He has been a certified behind the wheel driving and classroom instructor since 2004 and has worked with Campbell's Driving School since January 2012. In his spare time, he enjoys baseball and completing crossword puzzles. He is an active life member with the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT-B with the Kent & Queen Anne's Rescue Squad.

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