Meet The Premier Driving School Team

Our students learn the skills and behaviors to be safe drivers for life

Best Educators

Premier Driving School maintains the best educators and staff who participate in continuing education on a yearly basis to ensure that your student is getting the most current and accurate information possible.

Custom Curriculum

Our custom curriculum is taught by certified instructors who lead discussions & engage our students in the learning process.

Learning Styles

We understand that every classroom presents a unique group of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. Each of our lessons will incorporate all the learning styles, including auditory, visual and kinesthetic.


Premier Driving School encourages parents to become an active part of the learning process and teaching them effective ways to coach their new drivers.

Skills & Attitudes

We teach your student not only the physical skills but also the mental skills required for safe driving. This includes, how to think behind the wheel, how to plan ahead and how to anticipate the actions of other drivers.

Meet the Premier Driving School Team

Craig & Lorita Haueter
Craig & Lorita Haueter
Owners and operators of Premier Driving School

Hi! My name is Craig Haueter and my wife and I are the owners of Premier Driving School. I am a DOL state certified Examiner, Trainer of Examiners & Instructor. I have worked with the youth of our community in various capacities from coaching to teaching for over 35 yrs. This allows him to connect with students quickly, thus creating a positive atmosphere for learning. He has the ability to engage students and create a fun, thriving learning environment while still maintaining control of the classroom.

Lorita grew up on a farm north of Pasco, and has lived in the Tri-Cities all her life. Lorita is fun, cheerful and interacts well with the students. She has over 30 years’ experience in customer service and loves working with teens. Craig & Lorita have owned Premier Driving School since 2007. They have 4 adult children and 12 grandchildren.

Myel Nundahl

Hi! My name is Myel Nundahl. I joined Premier Driving School in October of 2012 and am a behind-the-wheel instructor. Working with the teenagers is a lot of fun for me. I like getting to know them and making the driving experience fun for them while maintaining a positive learning environment. Our team of instructors work very well together and have a high level of insight, knowledge and combined teaching techniques. I feel that all students can benefit regardless of their learning or driving capabilities or their comfort level.

I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities & have 2 sons and a daughter-in-law. I also have 2 dogs named Lexi & Jake. I am a certified medical assistant and have many years of experience working in the customer service industry. I love to sing karaoke and sing with the Praise choir whenever I have the opportunity.

Debbie Bayless

Hi! My name is Debbie Bayless and I am a classroom and behind the wheel instructor for Premier Driving School. I graduated from Kennewick High School, attended Columbia Basin College and Eastern Washington University. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I have taught all age groups K-12, and have found that I really enjoy working with teens. I currently work as a full-time Success Coordinator at Kennewick High School and part time at Premier Driving School.

I still remember when I got my own license at 16. This is such an exciting time for teens and yet a huge responsibility. I enjoy teaching Drivers’ Education. This is such an important life-skill and an exciting milestone in a teenager’s life. I want to instill in my students what a huge responsibility this is that they are taking on. Getting a driver’s license is very exciting, but it also is a huge responsibility. I think that a lot of teens overlook that responsibility. I enjoy biking, yoga and traveling in my free time.

Questions? Please call (509) 737-1011