TCALL Personnel - olga demina

Olga Demina

Olga Demina,
Professional Development Specialist

Phone:800-441-READ (7323)


  • M.Ed. Foreign Languages, Sakhalin State University (Russia)
  • American Red Cross instructor certification
  • Crisis Prevention Institute instructor certification
  • Public Speaking CE certification, Rice University
  • Creative Problem-Solving CE certification, Rice University
  • Science of Well-Being CE certification (ongoing), Yale University


  • Adult Education Instructor (Houston Community College)
  • Career Transition Specialist (Harris County Department of Education, Houston, TX)
  • AEL Distance Learning Instructor (Harris County Department of Education, Houston, TX)
  • Lead Regional Trainer (SWKey Programs - social services - Houston/San Antonio/El Paso, TX)
  • Regional Trainer (Luxottica - customer service and retail - Houston, TX)

Current Duties/Roles with TRAIN PD at TCALL

  • Provides ongoing Professional Development consultation to local AEL programs as assigned in consultation with TWC Program Support staff
  • Initiates data-driven PD needs assessment, recommendations for PD Continuous Improvement Plans to local AEL programs 
  • Supports local programs with special training needs
  • Delivers trainings as needed in support of state initiatives and requirements
  • Provides Professional Development instructional design support to PD Center
  • Participates in the evaluation, observation, and development of trainers used by TRAIN PD
  • Participates in ongoing Professional Development initiatives to keep abreast of developments and trends in the field
  • Supports other objectives of the Professional Development Center