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College of Court Reporting is very proud of its outstanding and dedicated faculty. Their hard work has contributed to CCR's success and is known for its strong philosophy of hands-on approach to assisting students with their education. Not surprisingly, our faculty and staff regularly receive national recognition for their dedication and passion to court reporting education. They care about each student individually, which adds to the family atmosphere you'll experience at CCR.

Margaret Abernathy, A.A.S.

Speedbuilding Instructor.

Eileen Beltz, A.A.B., CRI, CPE

Speedbuilding. Upon graduation from the Academy of Court Reporting in Cleveland, Eileen was a freelance reporter and part-time instructor. She soon began instructing full time and was awarded the Steno Instructor of the Year for both 2003 and 2004. In 2007 she co-authored a court reporting curriculum and was director of that program. In 2009, she received the designation of Master Teacher from the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools, and in 2012, the Ohio Court Reporters Association bestowed the Associate Award upon her. She is currently a CRI and CPE and on the Student Community of Interest for NCRA.

Mindi Billings, B.A.

Speedbuilding and academic instructor. Mrs. Billings earned her B.A. from Butler University. She has attended many professional development seminars. She teaches Microsoft Word and speedbuilding and is responsible for overseeing the grading of student evaluations.

Jannie L. Condley, CCR, CVR-CM, RVR

Jannie is the owner and a freelance reporter at Condley Court Reporting. She is also an official court reporter in Arkansas. She is an adjunct instructor at the College of Court Reporting. Jannie is a certified verbatim reporter, achieving her certificate of merit, and also realtime verbatim reporter designation. Because of her vast experience and passion for court reporting, Jannie volunteers with the National Verbatim Reporters Association. She is a test proctor for the organization and travels within the US and Canada to administer certification tests. She also teaches a readiness session and administers the written and skills tests for NVRA.

Jessica Condley, M.Ed., B.A

Jessica received her M.Ed. in Administrative Leadership from Arkansas Tech University. She also received her B.A. in Speech Education with a minor in speech, theatre, journalism, and English from Arkansas Tech University. She has been in public education for the past ten years. She currently teaches English, technical writing, and communications at Dover High School in Arkansas. Jessica has also attended several professional development trainings, including APSI, literacy, flipping your classroom, online communication skills, and Internet Etiquette. She is trained in dyslexia interventions.

Tony Credit, J.D., M.A., B.A.

Academic courses. Mr. Credit earned his B.A. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, his M.A. from the Chicago Theological Seminary, and his J.D. Saint Louis University. He teaches courses in Foundations of Law, Human Relations, and Culture and Society. He has been trained in the languages of Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek. His classes feature a pedagogical style centered on analysis of current legal, and cultural issues with critical thought, and logic. Prior to coming to CCR, he was the admissions director for the Valparaiso School of Law. General Education Course Specialties: Law and Sociology.

Lynette Eggers MBA, MBA in HRM, CPE, CRI, CPC

Court reporting instructor and coach. Lynette graduated from the University of MN and Bristol University earning her court reporting associate degree, bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees. She not only worked in the courts, she was President of Brown College, Assistant Director of Education at the National Court Reporter’s Association, as well as lobbying on Capitol Hill for court reporting educational grants. Lynette has been a public speaker, consultant, and curriculum developer over the past several years. She has traveled to England, Jamaica, Australia and most recently to Rwanda, Africa in support of court reporting. Lynette is also a certified professional coach.

Allison Hall, A.A.S., RDR, CRR, CSR

Allison Hall received her A.A.S. degree in court reporting from Central Pennsylvania College. She is certified as an RDR, CRR, and CSR through Oklahoma and NCRA, being a member of both organizations. Allie works as a freelance court reporter and resides in Oklahoma with her husband. Allie has taught court reporting at Oklahoma State University and Tulsa Community College. She is a well-respected member of the Facebook group Encouraging Court Reporters. Allie joins CCR with a plethora of experience, knowledge, and love for the court reporting profession.

Natalie Kijurna, J.D., B.S.

Director of Compliance, Title IX Coordinator, and Foundations of Law. Ms. Kijurna has her B.S. degree from Indiana University and her Juris Doctor with Honors from DePaul University College of Law. Ms. Kijurna worked for several years as a litigator in Chicago, Illinois and also worked as the Associate Director of Career Planning for Valparaiso University School of Law where she counseled students on their job search, conducted mock interviews, scheduled all the event programming and worked with employers during on-campus interviews. She has taught at a variety of institutions both on ground and online in the areas of paralegal studies and criminal justice. Ms. Kijurna is currently a licensed attorney in Illinois and a certified arbitrator in Cook County, Illinois. She is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and was awarded the David C. Hilliard award for outstanding committee service for her work as Chair of the Career Services Committee. She has been published in the DePaul Law Review and has presented on topics ranging from how to find a job in a tough economy to the advantages of using Facebook as part of a business plan. She started teaching for the College of Court Reporting in 2006 and currently works in Admissions reviewing transcripts for transfer credit and with the graduate students on career services as well as providing employer outreach. General Education Course Specialties: Law.

Chris Kostbade, M.A., B.A.

Ms. Kostbade received her M.A. in applied behavioral science from Valparaiso University. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire where she received her B.A. in psychology, graduating with honors - Cum Laude and also holds a B.A. in German. She participated in the Karl-Franzens University Exchange Program in Graz, Austria. Ms. Kostbade teaches medical terminology at the College of Court Reporting. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College where she teaches human services courses and is a course developer. Chis is the executive Director of Family House, Inc. and is responsible for the overall operations of this non-profit agency in Valparaiso and Lake County, Indiana. She has worked as a physician's recruitment consultant, program director for treatment programs, director of research and development at Campagna Academy, and was the CEO for Midwest Center for Youth and Families. She is active in the community and has attended numerous trainings and workshops that are particular to her field..

Julie Lazart, B.A., CCPR

Communications and speedbuilding courses. Ms. Lazart graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Indiana University Bloomington and was a teacher's aide at Indiana University, Gary, Indiana. She teaches communication and computerized machine shorthand speedbuilding and voice theory courses. She is certified as a court reporting instructor by the National Court Reporters Association and has attended training seminars for on-line instruction. She teaches online. General Education Course Specialties: English and Voice Theory.

Melissa Lee, A.S., CCR, CRI

Melissa graduated from Prince Institute with honors in 1998 and is a Certified Court Reporter as well as a Certified Reporting Instructor. She is a member of the Alabama Court Reporters Association, the National Court Reporters Association, and an honorary member of the Washington Freelance Shorthand Reporters Association. Melissa began her career as a CART provider and freelance deposition reporter where she served as the reporter of record for various trials, hearings, conferences, and committee meetings including but not limited to the Alabama State Bar Association and the Alabama State Senate. Melissa returned to her alma mater in 2010 and began teaching. She beginning teaching, she has contributed to the “On the Road to Realtime” seminar for Stenograph; co-presented the “Excellence in Teaching” seminar at the 2014 NCRA convention in Nashville, Tennessee; participated in the “Court Reporting - The Best Kept Secret” national advertisement; was published in the Journal of Court Reporting; and assisted in a “Training for Realtime Writers Program” provided for by a U.S. grant, helping to transition professional realtime writers to closed-captioning providers.

Patrice Lee, CVR, CM

Patrice is a Certified Verbatim Reporter, with a Certificate of Merit, (CVR-CM) Official Court reporter in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from College of Court Reporting in 2014 and started an amazing career that same year. She began court reporting school in her mid 40's – a midlife career change. She mentions that to say it's never too late to try something new. Patrice studied steno for three years before making the change to voice writing.

Jeff Moody, B.S.

President  Mr. Moody has a B.S. degree in criminal justice from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has taken the Certified Legal Video Specialist course from the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). In addition to attending many national and state association conventions, he has evaluated schools for the Accrediting Commission for Independent Colleges and Schools, and he served periodically on the ACICS Intermediate Review Committee (IRC) for school accreditations. Mr. Moody was awarded NCRA's Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) Award of Excellence to an Outstanding Educator in 2006. In addition to attending many professional development seminars through NCRA, he has served on several committees and and wa chair of CASE. He has been a independent certified trainer Case CATalyst®, RapidWrite Pro®, and CaseView II® and trained on other machine shorthand software programs. In 2009, Mr. Moody developed ev360, a learning management system and related technologies designed to assist students and faculty in court reporting education.  Mr. Moody is currently developing a new "patent pending" speed building method that will be part of a new software program called ev360 Ultimate.

Kay Moody, M.S.E., B.S., MCRI, CPE

Director of Education. Ms. Moody has a B. S. degree from Indiana University and her master's degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has written speedbuilding and skill development textbooks and researched speedbuilding teaching methods for machine shorthand. As the result of her research and involvement on educational committees, she was honored to be designated as a Master Certified Reporting Instructor (MCRI). She has served on over 50 school evaluation teams for the National Court Reporters Association, ACCET, and the Accrediting Commission for Independent Colleges and Schools. She has presented seminars for NCRA national conventions and served on the following NCRA committees: Realtime Education Committee, Student Membership Committee, Teacher Certification, New and Expanding Markets for Court Reporters, the Master CRI Taskforce, and the Total Immersion Committee. She served on the ACICS Court Reporting Curriculum committee and the Model Curriculum committee for AAMT. In 2001 she was selected by the National Court Reporters Association as the Outstanding Educator. 

Tim Moody, FPR, CVR, B.A.

Mr. Moody graduated with a B.A. from Indiana University. He has more than 13 years of experience as a consultant specializing in computer software and technology solutions for both print and Internet media. He has conducted numerous training sessions specifically related to Microsoft-, Adobe-, and Macromedia-based applications. Mr. Moody is also a Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) and holds both his CVR and Florida Professional Reporters (FPR) certifications. He teaches both Steno and Voice theory courses.

Lisa Morton, A.G.S

Ms. Morton attended Indiana University Northwest and earned an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. She also attended the College of Court Reporting and earned a secretarial certificate. She received her Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) certification through NCRA in August of 2004. She attended Stenograph and Blackboard training for teaching online and numerous U. S. Department of Education and FAME financial aid workshops. Lisa has also attended numerous NCRA Teacher Training workshops and online webinars. She is currently teaching SH100 online, our steno theory class. In addition, Ms. Morton co-teaches VB101, our voice theory classes. She has been on staff at CCR for 20 years working in financial aid until 2016, and she continues to teach online classes for CCR..

Jami Naughgle, CSR (Illinois), CRI

Shorthand theory and speedbuilding instructor. Ms. Naughgle is certified by the State of Illinois as a licensed court reporter. She attended Chicago College of Commerce and passed the certificate of merit level (240 words per minute) while a student. She is certified as a court reporting instructor by the National Court Reporters Association and has attended many professional development seminars in addition to both national and state court reporting association conventions. She attended the Stenograph and BlackBoard training for online instruction. She has been an instructor at the College of Court Reporting since 1988.

Janet Noel, A.A.S., CSR (Illinois), CRI, CPE

Director of Faculty Development, speedbuilding, transcript preparation, court reporting procedures, mock trials. Ms. Noel graduated from MacCormac College with an associate's degree in court reporting. She is a certified court reporter (CSR) in the state of Illinois and has worked as both a freelance and official court reporter. She is a certified program evaluator (CPE) and a certified court reporting instructor (CRI) through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). She has attended many professional development seminars and state and national court reporting association conventions. She has been on staff at the College of Court Reporting for 20 years. She is a member of both the Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association and NCRA. She currently serves on the NCRA Community of Interest board. In 2010, she was presented with the NCRA Award of Excellence to an Outstanding Educator.

Angie Ryder, B.A.

Academic Courses. Ms. Ryder earned her B.A. degree from VA Tech, Blacksburg. She is an Authorized Eclipse Trainer and owner of Eclipse Coach, through which she conducts both software workshops and online one-on-one training.  Having been a speaker and trainer for over two decades, she has presented or taught in industries such as court reporting, job placement, theater entertainment, and commercial printing. She has developed and conducted various training programs to promote management-employee relations and/or critical job skills for various companies. She currently presents seminars at state and national court reporting conventions on Eclipse and on computer-related topics, everything from cloud storage and maintaining a computer to computer security.

Marcos Rodriquez Jr., M.B.A., B.A.

Academic Courses. Mr. Rodriquez instructs online courses in Culture and Sociey, and Personal Finance. Marcos Rodriquez Jr. is the Apprenticeship Enrollment Manager for Ivy Tech Community College Northwest. He received an M.B.A. in 2008 from Indiana University Northwest and a B.A. in psychology from Valparaiso University in 2000. Marcos has seven years of experience with Ivy Tech Community College, working with Northwest Indiana's building trades, employers, and community organizations. In this role, Marcos manages all enrollment and grant activities, account reconciliations, curriculum, and Department of Workforce Development reporting. His previous experiences have allowed him to serve commercial and industrial firms, providing environmental remediation, sales support, and account management in the Chicagoland area.

Nicky Rodriquez, M.A.L.S., B.A.

Director of Admissions. Ms. Rodriquez has a bachelor's and master's degree with a concentration in Sociology from Valparaiso University. Nicky received an associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Ancilla College. Nicky has been an on-site and on-line instructor for the school. Nicole taught Human Relations and Culture and Society. Nicole also maintained membership with Kiwanis International and local chamber of commerce and has been with the college for over 15 years.

Alice Skoro. A.A.S.

Theory, Speedbuilding. Ms. Skoro is a graduate of the College of Court Reporting with an associate's degree in 1992. She has worked as a proofreader and scopist and has taught theory and speedbuilding for Las Vegas College. Ms. Skoro has been an online instructor for CCR since 2007 teaching both speebuilding and dictation classes.

Lanie Steinwart, D.M., M.A.L.S., B.A.

Dr. Steinwart earned her bachelor's degree in communications (specializing in advertising and public relations) and her master's degree in English from Valparaiso University. She earned doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix and is a professor at Valparaiso University. She teaches Communications online for the CCR. General Education Course Specialties: Communications and English.

Tracy Thompson, CRR, RDR, CRC

Tracy graduated court reporting school in 1987 at 18 years old and passed her Oklahoma Certified Shorthand Reporter certification the same year. She started her career in state court and began passing her NCRA certifications. Tracy has achieved the Registered Professional Reporter certification, Registered Merit Reporter certification, Certified Realtime Reporter certification, Registered Diplomate Reporter certification, Certified Realtime Captioner certification, and the Federal Certified Realtime Reporter certification. Tracy has more than 34 years of professional court reporting experience, both as an official reporter and a freelance reporter. Her experience also includes teaching as a court reporter instructor from early 2020 to the present, including courses in the areas of theory, machine technology, English, medical terminology, courtroom procedures and transcript preparation. Tracy currently works as an official court reporter in federal court in the Western District of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and has held that position for the past 20 years.

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