Educator of the Year

Wayne Paprocki
2017 Educator of the Year

Wayne is a member of the International Federation of Professional Speakers and the Real estate Educators Association. He was the first Illinois recipient of the Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) designation and has conducted seminars in 38 states as well as Peoria. His audiences have ranged from 10 to over 10,000; with suspense, excitement and humor he helps them break through their self-imposed barriers.

His Real estate sales volume was a averaging 18.6 million in gross sales each year from 1990-1992, when he left his selling career to travel and train agents across the country. Since then, Wayne has been working with top real estate producers and key corporate clients.  

Wayne has been on the Graduate Realtors Institute faculty and has presented at the Mater Sales Academy and the National Association of Realtors National Convention. He has been appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Real Estate Education Advisory Council. He serves on the ARELLO National Fair Housing Advisory Group and was national president of the 3000+ member National Association of Marketing Education.

Wayne’s most often requested keynote presentation is entitled, “If You Think You Need a Psychiatrist, You Ought To Go BANANAS!” (Go Build A New Attitude Now and Succeed) 

Past Educators of the Year

2017:  Wayne Paprocki 2008:  Martha R. Williams, J.D. 1999: Lynda McKay
2016:  Mike Fair 2007:  Terry Watson
1998:  Marilyn D. Glazer
2015:  Vince DePaul
2006:  Kristina A. Brown
1997:  John Michaels
2014:  Sam Martin
2005:  Gerald Cortesi
1996:  George Potter
2013:  Taft West
2004:  Dawn M. Svenningsen
1995:  Tim Rice
2012:  Rozanne Reynolds
2003:  Kerry Kidwell
1994:  Clarke R. Marquis
2011:  Scott Toban
2002:  Alan Toban 1993:  Robert Chichocki
2010:  Marki Lemons
2000:  Lynn Madison 1992:  Daniel Sarrett
2009:  Ruth Ann Morgan


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AIREE's Educator of the Year is announced at the annual Instructor Training Conference.  To nominate someone for a future award, please complete and submit this form by May 1st.

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