• The District Professional Development Committee (DPDC) consists of a certified representative from each building in the district, in addition to representatives from the following special groups: instructional services, special services, and technology. The DPDC is a part of the Curriculum and Instruction Department which is headed by Dr. Danielle Tormala. 

    District Professional Development Plan 2020-2021
    (approved by the Board of Education on Septmeber 10, 2020) 
    District Professional Development Program Evaluation 2018-2020
    (approved by the Board of Education on November 12, 2020)


  • District PDC 2020-2021 Members:
    Early Childhood Center - Tawny Ruth
    Blackhurst Elementary - Ashley Deeken
    Coverdell Elementary - Lauren Payne
    Harris Elementary - Amanda Hudacek
    Lincoln Elementary - Lauren Mertz
    Monroe Elementary - Rachel Brown
    Null Elementary - Valerie Sutton
    Jefferson Intermediate School - Karen Loftus
    Hardin Middle School - Edie Hollander
    Success Campus - Sandy Looney
    Lewis and Clark Center - Carla Johnson
    St. Charles High School - Andrew Russell
    St. Charles West High School - Jennifer Mueller
    Student Services - Dawn Tranen, Benton (Central Office)
    Instructional Services - Valerie Sutton, Blackhurst Elementary

    Ex Officio Members:
    Associate Superintendent, Dr. Danielle Tormala
    Instructional Technology Specialist, Tina Lauer

    K-6 Liaisons:
    Principal, Tyson Plumlee, Harris Elementary
    Principal, Jeremy Shields, Jefferson Intermediate

    7- 12 Liaisons:
    Assistant Principal, Ted Happel, St. Charles High School
    Assistant Principal, Angie Syron, St. Charles West High School

  • District Professional Development Committe Officers:
    Carla Johnson - Chairperson
    Valerie Sutton - Co-Chairperson
    Rachel Brown - Advisory Chair
    Tina Lauer - Recording Secretary

    District Professional Development Committe Meetings 2020-2021:
    Tuesday, September 15
    Wednesday, October 21
    Tuesday, November 10
    Wednesday, January 20
    Tuesday, February 23
    Tuesday, March 16
    Thursday, April 22

    Election Year Cycle:
    2021 - Early Childhood Center, Monore Elementary, Null Elementary, Hardin Middle School,St. Charles High School, Success Campus
    2022 - Blackhurst Elementary, Coverdell Elementary, Harris Elementary, Student Services
    2023 - Lincoln Elementary, Jefferson Intermediate School, St. Charles West High School, Lewis & Clark Career Center
    2025 - Instructional Services 

    Please follow the nomination and election procedures listed in the District PD Plan above.  Click here for the nomination form or contact your DPDC representative.  Please read the board policy regarding the structure and the responsibilities of the DPDC before accepting your building's nomination.