Sylvania Schools | Bradley J. Rieger Building | 4747 N. Holland Sylvania Road | Sylvania, Ohio 43560

phone 419-824-8500

Local Professional Development Committee


Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to your Local Professional Development Committee. Since all certified staff employed in Sylvania Schools must hold a current license, your Sylvania LPDC serves as the conduit to help you maintain current licensure. The committee reviews professional development activities for your license renewal.

It is your responsibility to know your license expiration date and renewal requirements, the timelines set in the LPDC procedures, pursue quality learning experiences and maintain your records.

To file an Individual Professional Development Plan on-line or view your current plan, click on PDExpress. Your username is your last name and first initial with no space. Your password is the last four digits of your social security number. Click on ‘Create a New Plan’ and you are on your way. 

Points to remember:

1.  Everyone must have a current IPDP on file BEFORE any coursework, workshops or activities can be approved.
     (Permanent certificates excluded)

2.  All activity proposal CEU's and documentation must be submitted within one year of completion date or it will not be approved.

3.  You must create a new IPDP each time your license is renewed. The old IPDP will be automatically removed from the system.

4.  If your new license has multiple areas of specialization you only need to file one (1) IPDP. Minimum one (2) goals for each area. 

Please send all paperwork to Human Resources in the Administration Building at 4747 N. Holland Sylvania Road. Should you need assistance, you may meet with the committee during our scheduled meetings.

If you have any questions, you may contact me or any committee member via e-mail.


Tricia Fojtik, Chairperson
Sylvania Schools LPDC


2016 Committee Members:

Tricia Fojtik, chair ext 4346 JHS Teachers
Amanda Ogren ext 4202 Admin/McCord
Keith Limes ext 8550 Admin Office
Holly Welsh ext 4247 McCord
Joyce Poore-Williams ext 2349 Elementary Teachers

Meeting Schedule: 

3rd Tuesday of each month. Meetings are scheduled from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: McCord Junior High School (Media Center), 4304 McCord Road 
Meeting Dates:

  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20
  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 25
  • May 16


Questions may be directed to any committee member via email