Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC)

Madonna Barwick, Teacher Chair

Crystal Hawthorne, Admin Chair

Kelly Weeks, Admin Rep

Patty Lyden, Admin Rep

James Courim, Teacher Rep

Mark Robinson, Teacher Rep

Tracy Palmer, Teacher Rep

Paula Valentini, Teacher Rep

If you have any questions, please contact a committee member directly via district email: [first name].[last name]@youngstown.k12.oh.us

2023-2024 Meeting Dates
During this time, committee members review IPDP's, approve coursework, review and process license renewal applications, and any additional business items needing committee review.

The LPDC meetings are held at Volney Elementary at 4:30pm
September 25, 2023
October 23, 2023
November 27, 2023

January 22, 2024

February 26, 2024

March 23, 2024

April 22, 2024
May 13, 2024


Youngstown City School District 
Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC)

The purpose of the LPDC committee is to review the course work and other professional development activities proposed and completed by educators within the district to determine if the requirements for renewal of certificates or licenses have been met. The LPDC meets monthly during the school year to review and pre-approve IPDPs, approve coursework, review and process license renewal applications, and any additional business items needing committee review. Every employee who currently holds a 5-year professional license and plans to renew will need to be in contact with the committee.

The process for license renewal requires educators who are employed in the schools of Ohio to work with the LPDC in their district. Educators must have a pre-approved Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) approved by the LPDC before they take any professional development to renew their licenses. The professional development must align with the goals and objectives on their IPDP. CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. The State of Ohio requires every licensed educator to complete 18 CEU's for renewal of their license. This can be done in several ways: University credit only-6 semester hours (or 9 quarter hours); 180 contact hours; or any combination of college credits and CEU's.


ODE Website
OH ID Portal
CORE Applicant User Manual
BCI/FBI Background Check FAQ

Youngstown City School LPDC
IRN# 008898

The License Renewal Application outlines the required documents that need to be submitted in a google doc to LPDC. Email the completed google doc packet to ycsd.lpdc@youngstown.k12.oh.us

License Renewal Application
Activity Record
Reflection of Professional Development

If applicable:
ODE Verification Form (NOTE: Only needed if you are transferring contact hours from a previous District)
Job-Embedded/EOA Guidelines & Criteria List
Job-Embedded/EOA Activity Record
Job-Embedded/EOA Request Form