staff and instructors
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.
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.
Kimberley Johnson is licensed in Real Estate in Ohio & Illinois, Practicing since 1994 and Teaching since 2006 the Pre-Licensing and Post-Licensing Courses. She is Educator of the Year 2021, Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators. Kimberley has a Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies from Ursuline College in Ohio and a Masters Degree in Transformational Leadership and Coaching, Concentration in Emotional Intelligence from The Wright Graduate University. She is on the Advisory Board for Holy Family Ministries School and is a member of Toastmasters International, Oak Park Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Dress for Success & Professional Women’s Group. Previously, she served as Women’s Council President Chicago NW in 2018-19. She is currently a Presenter for Living with Breast Cancer.