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, 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 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
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.
Brian Stone attended Arkansas Tech University from 2004 to 2009,
with an emphasis in Music Education. During that time, Brian became involved in Management Training for a Pharmaceutical
company. His HR position helped him become familiar with a multitude of legal and contractual issues. Brian continued
with Management Training and business consulting for 8 years during which time he became active in the Real Estate Industry.
He is now a productive agent and deeply values his real estate career. Having grown up in a family of Educators, teaching
comes naturally to Brian. The students enjoy the "easy to talk to" manner in which he runs his class.
Brian carries a genuine concern for his students' growth and understanding of the real estate profession, and is an asset
to the Lifetime Learning family.