The purpose of the Local Professional Development Committee is to promote professional development. The committee reviews, approves and monitors professional growth activities for certificate and license renewal. The activities will serve to improve student learning, enable the educator to progress toward individual professional goals, and be in alignment with the strategic plan of the LCESC.
The LPDC will be governed by a five-member team. Three teachers and two administrators (supervisors) who have a minimum of three years experience and who have demonstrated a belief in lifelong learning as evidenced by their individual professional development records and/or documentation. There shall be one teacher alternate and one administrative alternate to serve in the absence of regular committee members. Committee members shall be recommended by the County Superintendent and voted on by the Governing Board. The following are members of the LPDC Committee for the 2019-2020 school year:
Debra Burke, Chairperson
Shane Spence, Chair-Elect
Denise DiMatteo, Administrative Member
Mary Kline, Teacher Member
Sharon Koehler, Teacher Member
Becky Tressler, Recorder (non-voting member)
Patrick McKenrick, Administrative Alternate
Vacant, Teacher Alternate
Danielle Elshaw, Teacher Alternate
Interested in becoming a Teacher Alternative? Please complete the complete Form 1 (application) found on the LPDC forms page
, and submit to Debra Burke.