Fred & Amy Elliott are parents to five children and owners of Behind the Wheel, Inc. Fred is a teacher at Shawnee Mission East High School. Fred & Amy opened Behind the Wheel, Inc. in 1998 when the school district removed Driver Education from the curriculum. Fred had taught Driver Education as a semester long course for the district. When the couple inquired to the State of Kansas about opening a commercial school, they learned the State required only 8 hours of classroom instruction. Knowing the serious nature of driving and the fact that this course is about life and death, these parents opted to provide 16 hours of classroom instruction.