Driver Ed

Department Head: Mike Haussmann

Department Phone: (630) 530-3410

Willowbrook Driver Education Department


Fall Behind the Wheel Registration will be

August 19 at 9:00 a.m. - August 23 at 3:00 p.m.

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Semester 1 BEHIND THE WHEEL Registration (Online only)

Registration for Behind the Wheel during Semester 1,  2024-2025, will take place from Monday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m.  A student interested in signing up for Behind the Wheel first semester must either be enrolled in Driver's Education classroom currently (Semester 1) or have already completed Driver's Education classroom successfully.  

The registration process will consist of the completion of an online Google form.  The link to the form will be the large blue box above. The form will be available at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19 through 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23.  Registration will be filled by date of birth with the oldest students being assigned first and working towards the younger students.  Students and parents will be notified the week of August 26 of their assigned Behind the Wheel spot.  At that time, a $250 fee will be due.  Students and parents of those unable to be assigned will also be notified at that time.

As you are completing the Google registration form above, you will be asked questions pertaining to student availability.  Please take into consideration commitments such as sports, jobs, clubs, etc. when indicating the availability of your student to be taught.  The demand for Behind the Wheel is very great and it is usually not possible to change your assignment if you suddenly have a conflict. Scheduling conflicts could result in the student having to take Behind the Wheel at a later date.  If you are put on a wait list and do not get assigned you must register again the next registration session.  Wait lists do not carry over to the next semester.

Semester 1 Sessions 

Session 1   9/3 - 10/11
Session 2   10/14 - 11/22
Session 3   11/25 - 1/10

Driving Times Available 

Monday - Friday

6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
3:05 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Behind the Wheel will meet twice a week for six weeks.  The instructor assigns the driving days.  There will be a total of 12 lessons.  The dates are approximate and the student will be contacted by their driving instructor as to their specific start date.  A student should watch their student email for information from their driving instructor and not show up to drive until they are contacted.

Cost:  Behind the Wheel $250

Willowbrook Driver Education Department

Willowbrook High School provides a comprehensive Driver Education Program to all eligible students that reside within the District (whether enrolled in the school or not) between the ages of 15 and 21 who request such a course.  The course focuses on preparing students for the rigors and responsibilities of driving. Students will need to successfully complete the classroom Driver Education class, which is one semester long. Students will learn not only the rules of the road but also the dangers of behaviors such as texting and driving and drinking/drug use and driving. A variety of guest speakers are planned every semester, who deliver the latest news and trends in teen driving.

The Behind the Wheel Program consists of six hours of on-street training and at least six hours of observation time. All Driver Education instructors are certified teachers and provide the best instruction available. Behind the Wheel times are scheduled for before school, after school and summer school.

Questions: E-mail Mike Haussmann at, or call (630) 530-3412.


Name Phone Schedule Contact
Staff member Steven Belknap photo
Steven Belknap
(630) 782-3046 View Steven Belknap schedule Contact Steven Belknap
Staff member Eduardo Delacruz photo
Eduardo Delacruz
(630) 530-3407 View Eduardo Delacruz schedule Contact Eduardo Delacruz
Staff member Mike Haussmann photo
Mike Haussmann
Department Head
(630) 530-3410 View Mike Haussmann schedule Contact Mike Haussmann
Staff member Benjamin Maher photo
Benjamin Maher
Teacher, PBIS Coordinator
(630) 782-3050 View Benjamin Maher schedule Contact Benjamin Maher
Staff member Michael Marotta photo
Michael Marotta
(630) 782-3056 View Michael Marotta schedule Contact Michael Marotta
Staff member Gina Mucha photo
Gina Mucha
Department Secretary
(630) 530-3412 View Gina Mucha schedule Contact Gina Mucha
Staff member Richard Ortiz photo
Richard Ortiz
(630) 782-3045 View Richard Ortiz schedule Contact Richard Ortiz
Staff member Courtney Vala photo
Courtney Vala
(630) 530-3693 View Courtney Vala schedule Contact Courtney Vala
Staff member Gary Walker photo
Gary Walker
(630) 782-3118 View Gary Walker schedule Contact Gary Walker
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Clyde Ware
(630) 782-3051 View Clyde Ware schedule Contact Clyde Ware