Leaders for Learning (PDC)

  • Leaders for Learning logo Purpose

    The Leaders for Learning in the Olathe Public Schools is a representative group of staff members — teachers, support staff, administrators, and classified personnel— who advise the Superintendent and the local Board of Education in matters concerning the coordination, implementation, and operation of Olathe’s Professional Learning Program for licensed/certified and classified staff. This group includes the Building Representatives, the Steering Team, and others, and fulfills the state mandated functions of the Professional Development Council (PDC).


    • Development of the Olathe 5-Year Professional Learning Plan to be approved by the Olathe Board of Education and submitted to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE)
    • Annual review of the Olathe Professional Learning Plan with adjustments made as needed
    • Evaluation of Professional Learning Plans at the individual, building, and district levels
    • Communication of Professional Learning procedures for individual, building, and district plans
    • Annual participation in training for PDC members is provided by KSDE-trained Olathe staff (occurs at the first regularly scheduled fall meeting and updates are provided as needed)


    Olathe staff can find the Leaders for Learning Representatives for each building on the Olathe Professional Learning website. To access the Professional Learning Website you will need to log into your GAFE (Google Apps for Education) account. Every member of the school district has a Google Apps For Education account - students, and all certified and classified staff. All logins are your network username followed by @students.olatheschools.com (adults too), and then your current network password. Click here to watch a quick video about accessing your Google account. If you have difficulty accessing your Google account, please contact the Help Desk.  

    Click here to see the Leaders for Learning web page