A Message from the Owner/CEO, Rita Santamaria
"I opened Champions School in 1983 to bring the 'total education experience' to new licensees. The total education experience means, current information on what is happening in real estate today, qualified instructors who love to teach, and a learning environment that says 'welcome and thank you for choosing our school.'
Our goal is to help you achieve excellence through our quality education. Champions School of Real Estate® has a two-fold goal:
Again, thank you for choosing Champions School of Real Estate as your education provider."
As of 2016, with the addition of approved Oklahoma and Florida continuing education courses, Champions School of Real Estate® has officially started its Nationwide expansion!
Champions now offers Real Estate education in three states, Loan Originator education in 53 states/territories, and Appraisal education in 12 states…and counting! With this Nationwide expansion, Champions has the opportunity to bring quality instructors and award-winning curriculum to YOU, no matter where you may be.
For over thirty years, Champions School of Real Estate® has worked hard to make sure our students are provided the best education possible. We do this by providing our instructors an exemplary environment to teach, promise an amazing customer service experience, and deliver superior technical support. Over the years, this has earned us a number of awards and accolades that we are extremely proud of.
Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Dallas / Fort Worth
Austin Business Journal - #13 Best Places to Work in Small Companies
Houston Business Journal - #20 Best Places to Work in Small Companies
San Antonio Business Journal - #1 Best Places to Work in Small Companies
Dallas Business Journal - #8 Best Places to Work in Small Companies
Texas Monthly Magazine - #28 Best Companies to Work for in Texas in Small Companies
Houston Better Business Bureau - Award of Excellence: Winner of Distinction for our training and professional career growth.
Founder and Owner of Champions School of Real Estate®, Rita Santamaria, was also a finalist for the 2013 Texas Businesswoman of the Year awarded by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas at the 23rd Annual Money and Power Conference. Rita was also given the opportunity to share her successes and dreams as a panelist at the Women's Chamber's annual conference.
Rita Santamaria became an entrepreneur when she started her career in Real Estate sales in Plano, Texas in the late 1970’s and then moved to Houston and put her education and Real Estate expertise together to open Champions School of Real Estate® in 1983. Since then, Rita has expanded the business by launching a successful online campus and opening brick-and-mortar campuses in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
Kimberly Dydalewicz is the President of Champions School of Real Estate®, the nation's largest Real Estate education provider. While directing this effort alongside founder & CEO Rita Santamaria, Dydalewicz assists with the operational aspects of the company, which has grown to encompass nine campuses throughout Texas, seven state-of-the-art ChampionsLive! Studios, independent Curriculum Development and Online Divisions along with 100 full-time and contract employees and instructors. Kimberly currently resides with her husband Kevin and their sons, Kaden and Knox Dydalewicz, in Austin, TX.
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