About 3A Security Driving Academy

3A Security Driving Academy has been providing quality driving instruction to the Tyler area for 33 years. The school is owned and operated by Martha Gilley, still offering quality service, and still serving Tyler and surrounding areas. We look forward to continuing to provide a variety of driver education programs.

We are conveniently located at 1739 Troup Highway in the Green Acres Shopping Center (next to Green Acres Baptist Church). We are open year round and offer a wide variety of class times and dates.

3A Security Driving Academy is fully licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, is a member of the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. 3A utilizes cars with high safety ratings and each one is equipped with an additional instructor brake. 3A employs a Transportation Director who performs daily checks on the vehicles used in order to provide maximum safety and protection for our students.

Meet The Owner

The owner of 3A Security Driving Academy, Martha Gilley, is a Tyler native and lifelong resident with 32 years experience in the driver education industry. She is a graduate of Robert E. Lee and received her MEd. at the University of Texas at Austin. She returned to Tyler to teach school in Tyler ISD and Chapel Hill ISD. During this time, she supplemented her income as a driver education instructor for the original owners. After several years, Martha purchased 3A and has been the owner/school director for the last 21 years. Martha has served on many state committees throughout the years that developed rules, regulations and procedures for driving schools across the state. She was selected by the Texas Education Agency to help rewrite and update driver education curriculum for the state. Recently retiring from 39 years in public education, she now devotes her time to 3A Security Driving Academy in an effort to make the roadways of Texas a safer place to drive. Martha spends her spare time volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors for the SPCA of East Texas.

Staff Information

When calling 3A Security Driving Academy you will be greeted by the friendly voices of Rose Aune or Rachel Awbrey.

Rose comes to 3A with experience as a Driving Safety instructor, as well as knowledge of the driving environment through her many years in the Human Resources Department with the Texas Department of Transportation. She is all things driving and will help you in any way that she can.

Rachel brings many assets to 3A. She is Rose's right hand girl and will assist in any way she can to make your experience a good one.

About The Instructors

3A Security Driving Academy employees the best instructors in East Texas, each with many years of experience. All instructors are hand selected and trained by Martha Gilley, and are licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation after completing certification in Driver Education and passing a thorough background check. The 15 instructors at 3A gave a variety of experience in education as principals, teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, and bus drivers. Several of our staff have certifications in Special Education and ESL. We are also lucky to have two instructors with a background in law enforcement, and several who are veterans of the armed forces.