Educator of the Year

2021 Educator of the Year


Kimberley Johnson

Kimberly Johnson has enjoyed a successful career in the real estate industry over the past 25 years. Along the way, she has served in a variety of roles and volunteered her time with several industry trade associations. Among other things, she served as President for the Cleveland Realtist Association and the Women's Council of The National Association of REALTORS© Chicago Northwest. She holds a Masters degree in Transformational Leadership & Coaching and has earned a variety of industry designations.

As an educator, she has taught thousands of students in CE, pre-licensing, and other real estate training sessions throughout her teaching career in both Ohio and Illinois. During 2020, despite the global pandemic, Kimberley went above and beyond to always make herself available to the social organizations, schools and students that she serves. This included a commitment to teaching live classes for individuals whose success depended on in-person interaction with their instructor. Her efforts both in and out of the classroom in assisting her students is both appreciated and lauded by anyone who has participated her classes and training sessions.

When she's not teaching, attending industry events, or providing services to her clients, Kimberley enjoys spending time with her 7 children and 4 grandchildren. 

2021:  Kimberley Johnson
2020:  George Biederman
2019:  Derek McNeal
2018:  Paushaun Julien
2017:  Wayne Paprocki
2016:  Mike Fair
2015:  Vince DePaul
2014:  Sam Martin
2013:  Taft West
2012:  Rozanne Reynolds
2011:  Scott Toban
2010:  Marki Lemons
2009:  Ruth Ann Morgan
2008:  Martha R. Williams, J.D.
2007:  Terry Watson
2006:  Kristina A. Bown
2005:  Gerald Cortesi
2004:  Dawn Svenningsen
2003:  Kerry Kidwell
2002:  Alan Toban
2000:  Lynn Madison

1999:  Lynda McKay
1998:  Marilyn D. Glazer
1997:  John Michaels
1996:  George Potter
1995:  Tim Rice
1994:  Clarke Marquis
1993:  Robert Chichocki
1992:  Daniel Sarrett

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