The Salem City School Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC), was created and operates under the requirements of SB 230. The committee must review all licensure renewal applications for all certified employees. This includes reviewing semester hours of college coursework, CEU’s, Professional Development Activities and “other approved activities” that are submitted for credit toward license renewal. The LPDC bases recommendation for license renewal on an educator’s Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) and compliance with the law.


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Salem City Schools LPDC is to provide a structure through which educators can design and take ownership of their professional development extending beyond the traditional college coursework to meaningful work-embedded activities. The goal is to encourage a wide range of experiences and activities all designed to improve teaching and learning while also providing educators the necessary means to successfully renew for licensure.

LPDC Committee:

The LPDC Committee consists of three teachers appointed by SEA and two administrators appointed by the Superintendent in accordance with current contract language. Currently serving on the LPDC Committee are Kay Piero, Judy Colbert, Juli Hochadel, Todd McLaughlin, and Jamie Kemats.

Stay Informed:

As an educator it is your responsibility to be knowledgeable of the requirements for maintaining your professional license. In addition to the information provided for you within this site, you can find the most current information on licensure renewal requirements at the Ohio Department of Education web page.