Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Students:


First off, I want to thank you for choosing Mississippi Valley Driving School.  Over the years I have been honored to work with students to teach them how to drive.  I am posting this message to let everyone know that I will be selling my drivers ed company. With my kids getting older and family being very important to me, I have decided it’s time to step away from the business.  While this wasn’t an easy decision, what made it easier is that one of my employees, Ryan Ziegler, will be purchasing my company and renaming it Driftless Driving School. As the transition takes place you won’t really notice anything different as Mr. Ziegler has worked for me for years and will be hiring all of my employees to work for him. I wanted to make sure that I communicated everything in a timely fashion so please note the information below. 


Will this have any effect on you getting your license?

  • No, this has been approved by the DOT and I will take care of all the paperwork behind the scenes. 

Will you have to start over with your behind the wheel hours?

  • No, I will provide the DOT and Mr. Ziegler with what you have completed and you will just continue on with what you have left.
  • Some students who only have an hour or two left will finish up with Mississippi Valley Driving.  I will let everyone know if they are finishing with my company or will be transferred to Mr. Ziegler’s company.

What will you do if you still have to complete the online class?

  • Anyone currently working through the online class will need to be done by December 31, 2023 so I can transfer you over to Mr. Ziegler for behind the wheel lessons.  
  • If you don’t finish the online class by Dec. 31, 2023 you will be removed from the system and need to take the class over.  

Will you have to pay anything extra now that Mr. Ziegler is taking over the company?

  • No, if you have already paid the full fee you will not need to pay anything extra.
  • If you still owe money, I will bill you for the remaining balance and it will need to be paid before I can transfer you to Mr. Ziegler.  The full balance for classroom and BTW will need to be paid to Mississippi Valley Driving.

Who do you contact if you have questions?

  • You can reach out to me via text or phone @ 608-780-9781.  
  • You can also reach out to Mr. Ziegler @ 608-769-2588.


Again I appreciate all the support and want to thank you for your business.


Thank You,

Travis Kowalski

If you are looking to take drivers ed you can click the link below and it will take you to Mr. Ziegler’s Driftless Driving School Webpage