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 2018 - 2019 LPDC Meetings?

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

September 4
, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 13, 2018
December 4, 2018
*January 8, 2019
February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
*May 28, 2019

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

LPDC 2018 - 2019 Representatives

Who are our GHCS LPDC Representatives?

The 2018 - 2019 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. Chris Hanke (Central Office Representative)
  • Mrs. Jill Frimel (Administrative Designate)
  • Ms. Kali Strickland (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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