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 ESC of the Western Reserve.
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, Administrative Member
Bruce Cline, Teacher Member
Candace Craig, Teacher Member
Jaina Gandolfi, Administrative Member
Mary Kline, Teacher Member
Becky Tressler, Recorder (non-voting member)