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Laurie Moniz, an educator from Aurora, Ohio, earns NCRA 2021 CASE Award of Excellence ​

Laurie Moniz

RESTON, Va., July 31, 2021 — NCRA, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, announced today that Laurie Moniz, from Aurora, Ohio, a court reporting instructor at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), in Cleveland, Ohio, was named 2021 Educator of the Year. The announcement was made at the Association’s Conference & Expo taking place July 29-Aug. 1 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

NCRA’s CASE (Council on Approved Student Education) Award of Excellence recognizes the important role student education plays in the court reporting profession and honors educators for their dedication and outstanding achievement and leadership. Recipients are nominated by an NCRA member.

Moniz, who has been involved in the court reporting profession for 30 years, holds the highest level of seniority in Tri-C’s court reporting program. She is also a graduate of the Tri-C court reporting program.

“First, I want thank those who nominated me and am humbled to think they felt me deserving of this award,” Moniz said. “My love of this profession began the day I became a court reporting student. I would have never thought, in my wildest imagination, that one day I would be on the other side of that seat helping students fulfill their dream of becoming a court reporter. My greatest reward is their success. I am honored and proud to join the past recipients of the CASE Award of Excellence.”

She is credited with creating audio files as well as textual versions of non-punctuated sentences to aid students in learning the proper use of grammar and punctuation and course guides based on research in the field of editing legal documents. She is also known for sending frequent motivational emails to students. Most recently, Moniz has been creating extensive vocabulary development instructional materials for students in speedbuilding classes.

Moniz was nominated by Jen Krueger, FAPR, RMR, CRI, CPE, a freelance court reporter and a court reporting instructor at Tri-C, who described her as a thoughtful individual who considers each student’s goals, needs, and abilities as she strives to put forth instruction that leads to success with skills and ultimately, graduation.

“She is relentless in her pursuit of continued success for herself, her students, and court reporting professionals,” Krueger said.



About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has been internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator, and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit




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