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A University of South Florida graduate and former English teacher turned court reporter, opened and ran a successful school from 1975-1985. The GHK School of Notereading & Court Reporting graduated over 85% of enrollees within two years, employing disciplined admissions and study protocols.
With Gayl, you're not being taught by just any instructor. Gayl has over 34 years experience as a court reporter, TV captioner, and CART provider.
In addition to previously owning a school, Gayl has owned a court reporting firm and currently owns a CART Captioning firm. Gayl has been an NCRA member for over 35 years and served as president of the Florida Court Reporting Association. Gayl is also a national speaker, author, certified CaseCATalyst software trainer, and a highly sought-after CART Captioner.
She worked for a year in Sydney, Australia, captioning the events of 9/11 and The World Cup; and in her career she has been privileged to report and caption such notables as Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, author Elie Weisel, Former President Bill Clinton, Thomas Friedman, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, TV journalist Lara Logan, the Jerry Lewis Telethon, Activist Chaz Bono, US Senator Tammy Duckworth, Actors RJ Mitte, Laverne Cox, Lupita Nyong'o, Geena Davis, and committees at the Republican National Convention.
Gayl holds current NCRA certifications as a Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified CART Provider (CCP, now known as Certified Realtime Captioner, CRC), and Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI). Gayl was awarded the distinction of Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters, and received Distinguished Service Awards from the Florida and Massachusetts state associations for her work in reporter education.
In 2013 Gayl was appointed by the Governor of Florida to serve as the CART Captioner representative on the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, served as its Chair, and was reappointed in 2016. In 2016, Gayl was recognized as CART Provider of the Year from Communication Access, Inc., a non-profit organization in Tampa. In 2017, she received FCRA's Arlene P. Sommers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education.
Today, Ms. Hardeman dedicates her time teaching and mentoring in order to provide adult learners with a flexible, exciting career upon completion of study.