A well-written letter of recommendation for a teacher may mean the difference between this person receiving an interview in the school district or not. When writing this letter, highlight positive qualities that affect classroom teaching such as creativity and the ability to effectively manage a classroom. A quality letter of recommendation will describe specific instances which demonstrate these positive traits instead of simply listing characteristics. However, the letter should be short and concise. These letters may be addressed as "To Whom It May Concern" and should use a formal language.
Sample Letter of Recommendation for a Teacher
3456 School Lane
Teaching, Virginia 00000
November 30, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
I am pleased to be able to highly recommend Jane Doe for a teaching position in middle school or junior high. As principal of Teaching Junior High, I had the pleasure of interacting with Ms. Doe over the three years that she taught English for our school.
Ms. Doe has excellent communication skills and a love for the English language. She uses this to her advantage by encouraging her students to think about English in real world examples such as practicing writing resumes or interviews. She works tirelessly to inspire her students to perform to a very high level. Her dedication to her students is reflected in her popularity among the students. Ms. Doe has been one of the most popular teachers at Teaching Junior High, since she became a teacher here.
I was saddened to hear that Ms. Doe decided to relocate to North Carolina, however, I know that it is in her best interest to be closer to her family. Although her resignation has been a huge loss for us, I wish her all the best for her future. I am certain that Ms. Doe will be a great asset to your institution.
Teaching Junior High