Deborah N. Hargroves has been working with students and teachers to promote the integration of technology into the K-12 curriculum for 35 years. Her career objective is to help students and other educators utilize technology tools to express their own ideas creatively through the production of multimedia projects. Officially retired from the school system after 30 years of service in 2006, Deborah is far from retired. She currently works as a Technology Support Specialist in the Savannah-Chatham Public School System. There she uses her media production skills to produce webinars and on-line resources to help fellow educators continue their professional learning. For many years Deborah Hargroves worked to promote the Student Media Festival, a non-profit organization whose goal is to encourage young producers worldwide to use digital media as a creative tool. Deborah served as mentor, judging coordinator, workshop presenter, and advisor for this annual event at state and national levels. Because of her exemplary work with Adobe software, Deborah was chosen to be an Adobe Education Leader and has received training at the company's headquarters in San Jose each summer since 2005. Deborah also started Technology Education Associates, a professional development company through which she conducts classes on various media and software applications for educators and other professionals here in Savannah and throughout the country. Dancing is one of her favorite hobbies and she enjoys interacting with others through music and dance. Deborah is active in her church, Asbury Memorial UMC. She also serves as a community volunteer in a music ministry at several assisted-living and senior residence facilities.
1975 Armstrong Atlantic State University, B.A.