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Act 48 Professional Development Committee

Our Goal

  • Implement a district-wide differentiated professional learning model for teachers and educational specialists to support continuous improvement and student achievement. 


  • The Act 48 Professional Development Committee meets four times a year. Standing topics are as follows:
    • Meeting #1 - Review feedback from Opening In-service and provide input to current year PD calendar
    • Meeting #2 - Review feedback from October In-service and make recommendations for adjustments in PD calendar
    • Meeting #3 - Plan annual Needs Assessment Survey and make recommendations for Flex Program
    • Meeting #4 - Review results of Needs Assessment Survey and provide recommendations for following school year.

PDE Act 48 Guidelines:

A school entity’s Professional Education Plan must be prepared by a committee consisting of:

  • Teacher representatives divided equally among elementary, middle, and high school teachers, chosen by the teachers;
  • Educational specialist representatives, chosen by educational specialists;
  • Administrative representatives, chosen by the administrators of the school entity;
  • Parents of children attending a school in the district, appointed by the board of school directors;
  • Local business representatives, appointed by the board of school directors; and
  • Other individuals representing the community, appointed by the board of school directors.

The Professional Education Committee is responsible for:

  • Establishing operating functions/subcommittees
  • Conducting a needs assessment and setting clear goals for professional education
  • Creating a delivery system for approved professional education that is designed to meet the identified needs of students
  • Preparing the Plan aligned with the district’s Chapter 4 Strategic Plan
  • Signing-off on the Professional Education Plan and submitting it for approval by the school board
  • Reviewing the Plan annually making revisions as needed

KASD Act 48 Committee Members

  • Lorranie A'Brunzo, Community Member
  • Erin Anderson, GES Principal
  • Lori Arndt, KES IST Teacher
  • Karen Austin, GES IST Teacher
  • Deb Barnes, KES Principal
  • Danielle, Berger, Teacher on Special Assignment (Special Education)
  • Melissa Blatt, GES Teacher
  • Brenda Boyer, KAHS Teacher/Parent
  • Luke Bricker, KAHS Teacher
  • Jim Brown, KAMS Principal
  • Heather Carey, GES Teacher
  • Jennifer Elliker, Supervisor of Special Education
  • Barry Flicker, KAHS Principal
  • Michenelle Groller, KAMS Teacher
  • Kristin Haring, KAMS Teacher
  • Ben Hoffman, KAHS Teacher
  • Caecilia Holt, Board Member
  • Eric Johnson, Board Member
  • Tiffani Kinsey, School Psychologist
  • Dr. Steve Leever, Assistant Superintendent
  • Brenda Loeb, School Nurse
  • Shawn Lynch, Assistant Secondary Principal
  • Karise Mace, Gifted Teacher
  • Dr. Ed Myers, Director of Educational Technology
  • Beth Patten, MS Teacher
  • Dr. Diane Quinn (Chair), Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Professional Development (Committee Chair)
  • Alyssa Raifsnider GES Teacher
  • Sallie Sandler, KAHS Teacher
  • Kerri Schegan, Reading Specialist
  • Dawn Starolis, KAMS Teacher
  • Stephanie Steigerwalt, GES School Counselor
  • Beth Stump, KES Teacher
  • Christian Temchatin, Superintendent