LPDC (Local Professional Development Committee)

Individual Educator Responsibilities:

  • Know when your license or certificate is due for renewal

  • Understand the LPDC's renewal criteria and procedures

  • Write an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) every licensure cycle

  • Obtain the LPDC's approval of the IPDP

  • Complete the planned learning activities in accordance with the approved IPDP

  • Complete 6 semester hours of college credit or 18 CEU's before the license expires

The LPDC will be meeting on the following dates in room 211 at Board Office at 4:00 p.m.

  • Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of the month. Notice that the LPDC does not meet each month.

  • January 18th, March 21st, April 18th, & May16th

  • February-May meetings will have appointment times every 15 minutes for the presentation of work for license renewal

  • Coursework and IPDPs for pre-approval may be submitted until 48 hours before a scheduled meeting

  • Coursework being taken in the summer and fall will be approved at the May meeting

  • Coursework being taken in the spring or summer will be approved at the November meeting

Ohio Assessments for Educators website 

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) program website is now online. OAE is a new series of tests developed by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. Beginning this September, OAE will replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments, except for world languages.

Candidates, educator preparation programs, administrators, and others seeking information about OAE can find key dates, test information, contact information and frequently asked questions. The OAE website will be updated through the spring and summer to include additional information and preparation resources, as they become available. 

The LPDC Committee is a guiding body - you are in charge of your professional development. Please make sure your activities reflect your IPDP goal.

Please also make sure that you keep all copies of your professional development forms, transcripts, certificates of attendance, etc. 

LPDC Committee

Sara Kaltenbach, FES
LPDC Chair
Teacher Representative,

Allison Ahrns
Teacher Representative

Amy Baxter
Teacher Representative

Tara Costello
Teacher Representative

Janine Miller
Teacher Representative

Jennifer Simpson
Teacher Representative

Kori Bernal
Admin. Representative

Gabe Sierra, JSHS
Admin. Representative

Jenny Abell
Admin. Alternate

Documents and Forms