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Individual Educator Responsibilities

  • Know when you 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 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 the 3rd Thursday of the month. Notice that the LPDC does not meet each month.
  • January 17th, February 21st, March 21st, April 25 (4th Monday due to no school on the 18th), & May 23rd
  • 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


LPDC Bylaws
How To Write your IPDP
Possible Goals for Plan
PD Eval Revision Advice               

Options for Holders of Multiple Licenses
Licensure Information

LPDC Forms

Why have Standards
Ohio Educator/Principal PD Standards 
Standards for Principal Self-Assessment
Standards for Teacher Self Assessment



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 in 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. 

LPDC Committee

Sara Kaltenbach, LPDC Chair
Teacher Representative, FES

Mike Daring, JSHS 
Admin Representative

Amy Baxter, JSHS
Teacher Representative

Gabe Sierra, JSHS
Admin Alternate

Mindy Brown, JSHS
Teacher Representative

Jennifer Kopcak, FES
Teacher Representative

Katie Mankin, FES
Teacher Representative

Erin Reed, FES
Teacher Representative

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. 

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