staff and instructors
Michelle Sledge is a practicing Illinois real estate attorney. Michelle has been dedicated to education and the goal of lifelong learning and her teaching style allows her to share her knowledge of the law and the legal processes relating to the laws that are tested on the Illinois real estate brokerage exam. Her experience in law, litigating, brokering and teaching brings over 20 years of real-world examples into the classroom learning environment. She highly enjoys the satisfaction that comes from sharing her knowledge and helping others prepare for a rewarding career in real estate.
Danette Foster has closed over 2,000 real estate transactions in her 30+ year career. She has trained at the local, state, & national level and has been a Director of the Local Board of Realtors, as well as Chairman of the Grievance Committee. She has attained the highest level of education available through the Real Estate Board: Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI). She is passionate about teaching as she maintains an active role as a Realtor.
Derek McNeal considers it his role to provide each and every student with the tools, resources, and knowledge about the Real Estate industry. “I believe in you” summarizes Derek’s philosophy. He also effectively provides various test taking techniques and analysis to ensure a positive result in taking the state exam. Derek believes that it is the responsibility of the instructor to recognize, understand, and appreciate students’ needs.
Rosanna Diaz began her real estate career as a sales associate when she bought her first property in 1986. In addition to managing her own property, over the years Rosanna has worked in real estate as an appraiser, mortgage broker, leasing agent and is currently licensed as a real estate broker and instructor in the State of Illinois.
Nonye Ononogbu is a licensed Illinois real estate broker and instructor who enjoys imparting knowledge and helping students gain the skills and knowledge to succeed. Using real life experiences and other strategies to facilitate learning in a fast-paced environment, students can be sure to leave her class feeling prepared to study for and pass the real estate exam and continue on to a successful career.