Contact PED

Professional Education Designs, Inc.
255 East Country Drive
Bartlett, IL 60103

John Papa: + 630.267.6021
Scott Cumming:
Tim Elliott: + 630.631.9422 

Our Mission

To develop the finest software for the professional that needs assistance both in the classroom and the boardroom.

Company Profile

Professional Education Designs, Inc. was started by Scott Cumming, Tim Elliott and John Papa, three individuals who have been involved in multimedia presentations, curriculum development, and a passion for excellence in and out of the classroom and boardroom for over 35 years.

It was that same passion that drove the team to develop affordable software customized for the educational community. Our products are now being used by school districts throughout the country.

Scott Cumming

Scott CummingFor over 34 years Scott had been teaching Driver Education at Downers Grove South in Illinois. Scott & his family retired to South Carolina and he could not sit still. He currently is teaching Driver Education once again and loving it. He created the Parent Involvement Program at DGS along with associated parent materials. He also helped develop AllState's Parent Involvement Program Materials. He has written, reviewed and contributed a variety of articles to traffic safety journals; local newspapers; State Education Associations & Agencies.

He is the founder of Professional Education Designs and has presented at many State & National Traffic Safety Conferences. He has served on numerous Illinois State Driver Education Task Forces; most recently on the Secretary Of State's Aggressive Driving Project.

Scott is passionate about traffic safety and hopes that some day his example will spur others to attain the loftier goals that excellence demands.

In May of 2005 Scott was inducted into the IHSCDEA Hall of Fame.

Tim Elliott

Tim ElliottTim Elliott brings a variety of creative experiences to Professional Education Designs.  He studied both Architecture and Communications at the University of Illinois, then entered the world of broadcasting, producing commercials for radio stations across Illinois, Michigan, and Nevada.

Tim is currently Multimedia Technician at Community High School District 99 South in Downers Grove, Illinois, taking care of the AV needs of 200 staff members and 3300 students.  He is also the district web manager.

In his spare time, Tim is a software developer and hosts numerous websites and web applications for both the private & public sector.

John Papa

John Papa For 35 years John was the Department Coordinator & taught Driver Education at Lake Park in Illinois.  Currently retired John has devoted all his efforts full time software development.

He has written several instructional manuals for parents and teachers about "Parent Involvement" in Driver Education.  Contributed & reviewed numerous traffic safety journals and driver education textbooks. Designs & publishes numerous web sites for teachers, students and parents to use as resources guides.

John still serves on numerous Illinois State Driver Education Task Forces and is a past President of the Illinois High School & College Driver Education Association.  Has made numerous technology presentations at the local, state & national level.

In May 2003 inducted into the IHSCDEA Hall of Fame.

In what little spare time he has, John is an avid angler chasing fish in the Midwest and up north of the border.