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Denny McIlroy

Dr. Dennis McIlroy (Denny) earned his Doctorate in Education, with an emphasis on effective teaching in the Real Estate classroom and has spent the better part of his life in education.  He is a licensed Broker and a Certified Appraiser with years of experience to add to the classroom.  The more notable projects he directed here in Springfield included a residential subdivision called “West Village”, and a commercial office project known as “Evergreen Office Condominiums”.  He has developed and instructed real estate curriculum since 1982.  As a Certified Appraiser since 1991, Denny has been deeply involved in the appraisal industry, appraisal curriculum development, and its instruction.  In 1992, Denny, along with only 11 other representatives across the country, were invited to meet in Washington DC as part of a committee organized by “The Appraisal Foundation” who’s purpose was to develop a curriculum guide to teach the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (appraisal law). Denny also held a Lead Inspector License, as well as a Risk Assessor License in Missouri.  Prior to, and during his career in Real Estate, Denny was also an Associate Professor of Psychology.  Because of Denny’s devotion to student success, many who have attended his classes, to this day, still call him for his input regarding issues they may encounter in the Real Estate and Appraisal industry.  He founded Lifetime Learning in 1988 with his loving wife Tonda McIlroy.


Tonda McIlroy 
Tonda McIlroy, the Education Coordinator of Lifetime, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  She is a licensed Broker, and has been involved in the real estate industry for 27 years.  Along with coordinating the education aspect of Lifetime Learning, she has been teaching and writing real estate pre-license curriculum for the past 25 years. She has instructed Continuing Education Courses, not only for Lifetime Learning, but also for other local Real Estate Companies upon request.  She has always had a love for teaching, and a heart for all ages, educational backgrounds, and cultures - striving to help them find their way through the arduous task of meeting Real Estate pre-licensure requirements.   Constantly engaging with her students and advocating for their success has earned her the honorary title of “Mama Tonda".




Kellen McIlroy 


Kellen McIlroy has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. He is a licensed Broker, and has been an instructor with Lifetime Learning for 7 years and has been with the company over 10.  In addition to teaching in the classroom, Kellen offers one-on-one, as well as group, tutoring assistance to students upon request.  He was previously involved in the property management aspect of real estate and has completed 200 classroom hours of Appraisal pre-license coursework.  He is presently pursuing an Appraisal Apprenticeship and Appraisal Licensure. His classroom charisma and thoughtful attention to the concerns of the students are assets to the student experience.






Marty Feldy
Classroom Assistant and Computer Tech 
Marty Feldy earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from California State University.  In addition, he received a second Master’s Degree in Theology.  In the field of Special Education Marty attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and was the interpreter for American Sign Language students.  After leaving NTID in Rochester, New York, Marty went to Roberts Wesleyan College and taught sign language and Braille.  He continued his work in Hawaii where he located the numerous deaf from all over the Island and introduced them to school for the first time (Hawaii School of the Deaf).  Marty’s next trips were to San Diego State University and the University of Colorado, where he interpreted for deaf students working on their degree programs.  He has also been involved in the field of computer technology since 1982, and established his own business in 1996 called “Martec Services.”  After having moved to Springfield he was able to continue his passion while working with Missouri State University and interpreting for a married couple, working on their individual Master’s Degrees.  Marty has been an integral part of Lifetime Learning, handling most computer programming and technical issues, as well a close friend of the family.


For further information about the school or classes, please contact us at anytime.  We look forward to meeting you, and want your visit to be both enjoyable and beneficial.

Dr. Denny McIlroy

Lifetime Learning 

Lifetime Learning 3259 E Sunshine Street Suite F, Springfield Mo. 65804

(417) 887-2221

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