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.

*** MARCH 21, 2022 UPDATE ***

Registration for SUMMER Behind the Wheel is now FULL.  
To be added to the waiting list, contact Gina Mucha, Driver Education Secretary, at gmucha@dupage88.net

Registration for SUMMER CLASSROOM ONLY is still open.  Please contact Gina Mucha, Driver Education Secretary, for additional information.


Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the WB Bookstore. You must be 15 years old by June 6, 2022 in order to enroll in Driver Education Classroom.  You may enroll in both Classroom and Behind the Wheel during the summer.  If you have already successfully completed (or are currently enrolled in) Classroom, you may enroll in Behind the Wheel only.  Payment must be made in order to enroll.  Sign up is first-come, first-served.

  • Part 1 of sign-up begins with payment (cash, check, credit card or money order) being made in the WB Bookstore. The cost of Summer Driver Education classroom is $160 and the cost of Behind the Wheel is $220.  The student will be given a receipt and directed to the next line in the cafeteria to see the Driver Education Secretary, Mrs. Mucha. Do not delay in completing Part 2.

  • Part 2 of sign-up is registering for Classroom and/or selecting a time of day for Behind the Wheel instruction. This registration will be enrolling only openings during the summer. When selecting a time, please take into consideration any sports, camps, activities or other commitments you may have. You do not have a Classroom or Behind the Wheel spot until you complete Part 2.

Driver Education Classroom

June 6 – June 30
Monday – Friday (daily)
11:15 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Driver Education Behind the Wheel

June 6 – June 30
3 days a week on a rolling rotation (Monday – Friday)

Times Available:
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
8:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
12:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:05 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.


Classroom Only:  $160
Behind the Wheel Only:  $220
Both Classroom and Behind the Wheel:  $380


Questions: E-mail Mike Haussmann at mhaussmann@dupage88.net, 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 Matt Cochran photo
Matt Cochran
(630) 782-3105 View Matt Cochran schedule Contact Matt Cochran
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
(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 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
Staff member Clyde Ware photo
Clyde Ware
(630) 782-3051 View Clyde Ware schedule Contact Clyde Ware