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 2020 - 2021 LPDC Meetings?

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

September 8
, 2020
October 6, 2020
*November 10, 2020
December 1, 2020
*January 12, 2021
February 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
*April 13, 2021
May 4, 2021
June 1,  2021

Meetings will take place at William Foster Elementary School in the Music Room.  Meetings during COVID-19 will be utilizing the Zoom Platform.  Signed documents will not be available.

LPDC 2020- 2021 Representatives

Who are our GHCS LPDC Representatives?

The 2020 - 2021 GHCS LPDC Representatives include:

  • * Mr. Rob Keshock (William Foster School Representative) [Exp. 2022]
  • Mrs. Sherrie Mercsak (Wm. Foster School Representative INTERN) [Exp. 2025]
  • Mrs. Kim Barber (Garfield Hts. High School Representative) [Exp. 2023]
  • Mrs. Nora Lopez (Elmwood School Representative) [Exp. 2025]
  • Ms. Leah Keefe (Garfield Hts. Middle School Representative) [Exp. 2024]
  • 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)


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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