About Five Star Driver Education Center

Five Star proudly boasts combined over 75 years of experienced drivers working with students! We offer the most experienced and knowledgeable team to meet all of your driver's education needs. All of our instructors are educators who care about students and have career experience working with teenagers.

 

Brent Tinder (Owner, Behind-the-Wheel Instructor):  Brent is a physical education teacher at Muncie Northside Middle School with thirteen years of experience as a driver's education instructor. Brent is a graduate of Anderson Highland High School and earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Ball State University.  Brent and his wife, Liz, became the owners of Five Star in June 2016. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Rex Bauchert (Behind-the-Wheel Instructor):  Rex is a mathematics teacher at Frankton High School in Madison County.  Rex has been a driver's education instructor since 1983.  He graduated from Mt. Vernon (Hancock Co.) and has a BA from the University of Indianapolis and MA from Ball State. When he's not teaching math or driver's ed, Rex enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, cycling and running.

Cindy Glaze (Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel Instructor):  Cindy teaches physical education in the Delaware Community Schools corporation at Albany and Eaton Elem. schools.  She is a graduate of Hagerstown HS and Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Ed./Physical Education (all grades) and an Associate's degree in Business. She has been working with Five Star for three years. Cindy likes camping, and spending time with her family.

Larry Hobbs (Behind-the-Wheel Instructor, Adult Driver Specialist):  Larry and his wife, Julie, are the founders of Five Star Driver Education.  Larry continues to work with our adult students and can be reached directly on his cell phone to arrange private instruction (765.730.1813).

Lynn McCoy (Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel Instructor):  Lynn teaches 6th grade at Hoosier Academy. She is a graduate of (Muncie) Northside HS and Ball State University with a BS and MA in Elementary Education.  We welcome Lynn as the newest member of the Five Star team. She started with us in May 2017. Lynn enjoys watching her sons' sports teams, camping, and reading.

Sandy McMillan (Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel Instructor):  Sandy hails from Illinois and came to the Delaware Co. area in 1999.  She is a graduate of Mt. Zion HS and attended Millikan University (Decatur, IL) where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Physical Ed., Health and Driver's Ed. She is an Instructional Assistant with Delaware Community Schools.   Her driver's ed experience spans fifteen years.  In her leisure time Sandy enjoys cooking and taking care of her dogs.

Liz Tinder (Owner, Office Manager):  Liz is a lifelong Muncie resident and graduate of Muncie Central High School.  She is currently a School Counselor at Southside MS in Muncie.  She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and Master's degree from Ball State University.  Along with Brent, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling (especially to the beach!), swimming, and reading.

 

What Five Star families have to say:

--This is our 3rd kid thru 5 Star. You guys are excellent. (JM)

--Thank you for your kindness and patience with us. (TH)

--Everyone here has been so nice and patient. (LH)

 

 

 

Five Star Driver Education Center has been serving the driver's education needs of East Central Indiana since 2003. Initially founded by Larry and Julie Hobbs in Muncie, IN, Five Star continues the tradition of excellence with new owners, Brent and Liz Tinder. Brent has been a driving instructor with Five Star since its founding, which means students and parents can expect the same high quality service and student-friendly, flexible scheduling that have always been the trademarks of our driver's education program at Five Star. We have been voted Muncie Area's Finest Driver's Education school  for the past consecutive nine years.