Welcome to Garfield Heights City Schools LPDC

The committee defines High Quality Professional Development (HQPD) according to the Ohio Standards of Professional Development. HQPD is defined as an on-going, systematic process, linked to the daily practice of educators and based on data-driven needs.

The goal of the Garfield Heights Professional Development Committee is two-fold: to promote and encourage high quality professional staff development and to insure a fair and equitable processing of licensure.

The five characteristics of HQPD are:

  1. A purposeful, structured and continuous process that occurs over time;
  2. Determined by multiple sources of data;
  3. Collaborative;
  4. Includes varied learning experiences;
  5. Is evaluative by short and long-term impact on professional practice and student achievement; and
  6. Is aligned with personal, building, district, state and national goals.


Announcement (s):

Announcement (s):

:  All forms, IPDPs, Activity Proposals, etc. to be approved by the LPDC at a monthly LPDC meeting MUST be submitted in PD Express or to your LPDC Representative the day BEFORE the scheduled monthly meeting.  (approved November 2011)


When are the 2019 - 2020 LPDC Meetings?

The LPDC Monthly Meetings will be on the first TUESDAY of every month, unless indicated (*).  Dates include:

September 3
, 2019
October 1, 2019
*November 12, 2019
December 3, 2019
*January 14, 2020
February 4, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 7, 2020
May 5, 2020
May 29,  2020

Meetings will take place at William Foster Elementary School in the Music Room.

LPDC 2019 - 2020 Representatives

Who are our GHCS LPDC Representatives?

The 2019 - 2020 GHCS LPDC Representatives include:

  • * Mr. Rob Keshock (William Foster School Representative) [Exp. 2022]
  • Mrs. Kim Barber (Garfield Hts. High School Representative) [Exp. 2023]
  • Mrs. Nora Lopez (Elmwood School Representative) [Exp. 2022]
  • Ms. Leah Keefe (Garfield Hts. Middle School Representative) [Exp. 2021]
  • Mrs. Julie Frederick (Maple Leaf Representative) [Exp. 2023]
  • Mr. Sean Patton (Central Office Representative)
  • Mrs. Jill Frimel (Administrative Designate)
  • Mr. Bryan Petsche (Administrative Designate)
  • Ms. Ashlee Ward (Administrative Designate)
* Chairperson


LPDC Representative NOTES

The following universities have been issuing quarter hours:
1. UC San Diego Extension (via Professional Development Institute)
*Note:  The conversion for a quarter hour to a semester hour is 2/3.


Equivalent Other Activities
Conversion Table
Note: 6 semester hours are required to renew a license
10 Contact Hours = 1 CEU (Continuing Educational Unit)
3 CEUs (30 Contact Hours) = 1 Semester Hour
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