About Us

Center for Professional Development

The Center for Professional Development at Intermediate Unit 1 is committed to providing support for educators, students, and districts throughout Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties. The Center is comprised of a diverse staff of experienced professionals with varying expertise in all areas of education. The mission of the Center for Professional Development is to provide educators, students, and districts with instructional resources, continued support on school improvement, grant opportunities, collaborative partnerships, innovation and design support, and professional development to move forward in all educational dynamics.

Support in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics is offered through the Center for STEM Education and the Center for Creativity, as well as the 21st Century Learning programs. The Center for Professional Development also offers summer camps for students.

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Each month, the Center for Professional Development publishes a newsletter to communicate upcoming professional development offerings, which include workshops for Act 48 hours, Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) courses, Continuing Professional Education courses, and regularly scheduled meetings.

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Our Team

The team at the Center for Professional Development provide half or full day professional development, direct trainings throughout the school year, provides support for Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) initiatives, and facilitates workshops, courses, and online classes for Act 48 hours and credit. Team members also lead advisory councils on current educational issues and trends.


The Center for Professional Development connects districts with organizations, agencies, and individuals to create strong lasting partnerships. Available partners include:

Contact Us

For more information about our services and on the Center for Professional Development please contact:

Amy Lewis
IU1 Center for Professional Development
750 Orchard Street
California, PA 15419

Services and Programs