Beachwood City Schools
Local Professional Development Committee

Friday, May 24, 2024

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Greetings from your Beachwood City Schools Licensure Team!

Professional development is required for continued licensure for all educators and administrators. To be of high quality, professional development is guided by the learning needs of all students, includes accepted theory on the learning needs of educators and incorporates a planned progression for improvement on a continuing basis. A professional development plan that fulfills the licensure renewal requirements is based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school, and the school district in which the educator is currently employed.

An educator/staff member wishing to renew a professional license must receive the approval of his or her Local Professional Development Committee for an Individual Professional Development Plan and complete the required amount of professional development during their renewal cycle:
  1. Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
  2. 180 contact hours (or 18 CEUs) in workshops or equivalent activities related to their IPDP goals as approved by their Local Professional Development Committee.
  3. Coursework, workshops, or other equivalent activities may be combined

Meeting Dates:

September 18, 2023
October 23, 2023
November 27, 2023
December 18, 2023
January 22, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 18, 2024
April 22, 2024
May 20, 2024

Committee Members:

Stacey Phelps - Fairmount School
Karen Solonche - Bryden School - LPDC Chairperson
Mary Deitrick - Hilltop School/Beachwood High School
Kathryn Vitek - Beachwood Middle School
Noel DeViney - Beachwood High School/Hilltop School
Angela Maxwell - Beachwood High School
Linda LoGalbo - Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Ohio Educator Standards

Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession
Ohio Standards for School Counselors
Ohio Standards for Principals
Ohio Standards for Superintendents
Ohio Standards for School Treasurers and Business Managers
Ohio Standards for Professional Development


Verification Form for Educators Leaving the LPDC
Verification Form for Consistently High Performing Teachers
LPDC Course/Activity Approval Criteria
Five Year Cycle: PD Hours Tracker
IPDP Guidance Document

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