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Schneika N. Stokes Founder & Lead Instructor

Schneika brings 20 years of combined experience as an educator and real estate professional. In addition to serving The Academy, Schneika is also the broker of Premier Living Realty, LLC in Madison. The Academy allows Schneika to merge two passions, teaching and real estate, while confirming her commitment to being the servant-leader that she has been called to be.

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Jamison K. StokesCo-Founder & Academic
Course Manager

With over 15 years of experience as a public school administrator, Jamison brings a learner-centered approach to the program. Possessing a collaborative leadership style, his transformational thinking is key to the forward progression of The Academy’s research and development.


Megan Hall | Instructor

Megan comes to The Academy with over 15 years of real estate experience. She serves in numerous leadership positions on local, national and state levels. Holding a bachelor's degree in Business Management, students are sure to gain a wealth of knowledge from her real-world expertise. 


Yolanda Parris | Instructor

Yolanda brings to The Academy 16 years of real estate experience and over 20 years of sales and management experience. She holds numerous real estate designations and certifications. She is a member of the 2019 class of Leadership MAR and is currently a Director for Central MS REALTORS® and chairperson for The REALTOR® Engagement and Diversity Committee at Mississippi Association of REALTORS®.

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Ayanna "Kacy" Lipsey | Instructor

Ayanna comes to The Academy with over 20 years of sales, business management and real estate experience. Holding a Masters in Business Administration and Leadership, Ayanna is passionate about education and serving others. Her servant leadership approach to teaching and to life will definitely enhance the student experience here at The Academy. 

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