Professional Development For Educators
Lake Erie College’s Center for Leadership and Professional Development serves the ongoing needs of K-12 educators within the School of Education and Professional Studies. Whether you are a school administrator needing to renew your license, a teacher who wants to earn grad credits to move up the pay scale or a licensed educator not currently teaching for a district Lake Erie has almost 100 PD courses created exclusively for you. Courses can be taken for a letter grade or pass/fail. The Ohio Department of Education accepts both. Please confirm with your specific district/LPDC if you have restrictions.
Lake Erie prides itself on providing personal attention, exceptional PD Instructors who provide relevant coursework that you can USE, provided for a competitive tuition. Our Instructors have a minimum of a master’s degree and are either currently working in education or are retired from K-12. Our technology courses are taught by educators who want to share their knowledge of embedding technology into the classroom to benefit teachers and students.
Lisa Strausbaugh serves as the Director for the Center for Leadership and Professional Development. She oversees registration of teachers in coursework towards their license and is responsible for planning and implementing the Professional Development curriculum each semester. Lisa works with both face to face course presenters and online instructors. Utilizing a background in Higher Education of more than 15 years, Lisa brings experience in student recruitment, student life and adult student programs to her work for Lake Erie. She has worked for large institutions like Seton Hall University but prefers to work for a small college like Lake Erie that values the personal experience. It is her goal that the Center for Leadership and Professional Development provides that exceptional, personal experience for educators.
Lisa holds a bachelor of arts in History from The College of Wooster and a Master of Education in High Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University.