Petra Gooding- HTR Academy Director and Instructor

Petra Gooding

Born in Germany and raised in California, Petra Gooding attended San Diego State University and UC San Diego while pursuing a degree in Accounting. When family and children entered the picture, she opened and operated a large in-home daycare facility & pre-school, where she first realized her passion for teaching. She and her family relocated to North Carolina, where Petra began working for Wake County Public Schools.

With a stroke of good fortune, Janice Gulick, former director of HTR Academy, happened to be their real estate agent, and it wasn’t long before Petra and her husband were taking real estate classes from her. Upon licensure, they continued to learn from Janice in the field, ultimately owning and operating their own real estate firm together for several years, where Petra worked both as a broker and office manager. As Petra continued to pursue both teaching and real estate, teaching real estate became the next logical progression. She is delighted to be teaching pre-licensing and sharing her knowledge alongside her friend and mentor at the HTR Academy.   She may be reached at


Janice Gulick – Instructor

Janice Gulick attended Oklahoma City University as a Trustee Leadership Scholarship recipient, majoring in Psychology.  Prior to real estate, Janice was an Operations Officer at Chase Bank, NYC and Corporate Trainer.

From her first year in real estate, Janice has consistently been recognized for achievement and excellence in the classroom over the past two decades in real estate.  Included among her many awards and service within the real estate profession, are the following:

  • Voted “Moral Award” winner by her peers her first year in real estate
  • Gold Sales Agent of her office her second year and began new agent training
  • Tapped by Century 21 to teach their prestigious “21 Plus” throughout North Carolina
  • Past Vice President of the Johnston County Association of Realtors
  • Served on the NCAR Board of Directors
  • A mentor and coach to over 5000 students!

Janice has BIC’d at some of the largest real estate companies in the country.  She has taught real estate classes for Johnston Community College and several private schools. The NC Real Estate Commission consistently recognizes her for her outstanding performance as an Educator.   Janice may be reached at



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