Our Staff

Elliott Caplan, Director /Instructor
Elliott has been an active member of the real estate community for over ten years . He has served on, and chaired, committees at the local and state levels. He is very proud of having served on the Real Estate Commission’s task force for continuing education which was instrumental in bringing CE to New Jersey. Elliott has been teaching Broker and Pre-licensing classes for more than five years.
Jon Day, Associate Director/Instructor
Jon has his Bachelors degree in Education and his Masters in Administration. After reaching the top in administration, Jon changed his profession to sell real estate. After studying for his Broker’s license he was inspired to get back to his roots as an educator. In 2009 Jon got his Instructors license and works daily to inspire those getting in to the business or furthering their professionalism. Jon believes the only way to grow in the profession is to be constantly learning and practicing your craft.
Vivian Ruggeri, Instructor
Vivian has her Bachelors degree in education and was a math teacher at a private school. Prior to retiring from teaching she began a second career as a Realtor®. She then earned both her Broker’s and Instructor’s licenses. She has become a student of “Real Estate” and shares all that she has learned with her students.
jjbusinessphoto.jpgJohn Jocobus, Instructor
John holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a top Realtor in Atlanta for 16 years and a Phoenix Award recipient with the Atlanta Board of Realtors for outstanding production and service in real estate. John served on the President’s and Leadership Councils of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and currently holds both NJ real estate and instructor’s licenses. He teaches the pre-licensing salespersons evening course and continuing education. John enjoys teaching real estate to those seeking entry into the real estate profession and sharing his real-life experiences along with the course curriculum to help students better prepare for the state exam as well as the real world.