TCALL Personnel - Dr. Debra Hargrove

Debra Hargrove

Dr. Debra Hargrove,
Managing & Communications Director

Phone: 979-862-6519


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership (Florida Atlantic University)
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Florida Atlantic University)
  • B.S. in Psychology (Organizational Psych) (University of Houston)
  • MBTI® Qualification Program Certificate (American Management Association – 2006)
  • MBTI® Creating High Performing Teams Using the MBTI® Instrument Certificate (American Management Association – 2006)


  • Managing Director, TCALL 2019 - present
  • Director of Professional Development, TCALL, 2014-2019
  • President, Aha! Learning Resources Inc, - 2000-2014
  • Director of Technology, National Human Resources Development, Inc. 2000-2014
  • Director, Florida TechNet (2000-2014)
  • Project Specialist - Florida IDEAL at Florida Atlantic University (1993-1999)
  • Corporate Trainer/Security - First American Bank, Atlanta, GA
  • Corporate Trainer - FedMart Stores

Leadership Positions

  • Director of Professional Development, TCALL 2014-2019
  • Director, Florida Technet 2000-2014
  • Board Member/Web-Master, Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers
  • Chair – State Technology Task Force Committee - Florida
  • Ex-Officio, ACE of Florida, Inc.

Past Service

  • Webmaster/Board Member– Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers 
  • Tech committee chair, ACE of Florida Conference Committee
  • Lead computer lab, ACE of Florida, Florida Literacy Coalition and Michigan Conferences
  • Homework Helpline Volunteer - Boys and Girls Club of Broward County
  • Volunteer - Jewish Services Center of Hillsborough County
  • Volunteer and Webmaster of FishHawk Trails Neighborhood

Awards and Honors

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018 – World Education IDEAL Consortium
  • Partner in Excellence Award – Association of Adult Learning Professional Developers, 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Award – College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, Adult and Community Educators of Florida, 2010

Current Duties/Roles with TCALL

  • In consultation with the TCALL Principal Investigator/Executive Director, serves as Managing Director of TCALL. Acts as single point of contact to the funding agency to effectively lead and be responsible for program oversight, service delivery, reporting, compliance, and overall program and fiscal accountability. Prepares and monitors annual project budget. Prepares and submits Quarterly and Final Reports to funder. Ensures quality and timely delivery of other contract deliverables and compliance with all contract requirements.
  • Oversees and assigns moderation of statewide email discussion lists for adult education and literacy educators, leaders, and their collaborators. Communicates with state-funded AEL programs to ensure that appropriate AEL program and PD leaders are subscribed to the correct email discussion lists for critical information dissemination and that the state-funded AEL Grantees and Service Providers are represented correctly in TCALL’s Literacy Provider Directory. Coordinates with funder on communications/registration for targeted participants of funder-sponsored statewide meetings and events. Acts as ombudsperson role for AEL Provider leadership and PD Coordinators. Manages TRAIN PD @ TCALL Advisory Committee including recruiting and communications, consulting with the committee via email on major project developments, and encouraging PD team to utilize committee members as informal Subject Matter Experts.
  • Manages TCALL website and Statewide Provider Directory
  • Coordinates collaboration with other statewide initiatives (i.e., TWC Capacity-Building Projects, Workforce and Higher Education Partnerships, Faith-Based Literacy, Literacy Texas, Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education; and national partnerships (such as National LINCS), advisory committees or taskforces; and others as needed).