A teacher at the elementary school is looking for a new job. (Hush. It's supposed to be a secret.) She asked me the other day if I would write her a recommendation letter. Parent letters of recommendation are apparently a necessary accompaniment to resumes and performance reviews and professional letters of recommendation.
I wrote it yesterday, waxing quite eloquently about her skills.
"She is that good and that positive of an influence on her students."
"I could not have asked for a kinder and softer soul to lead my child."
"I can say that my observations of her were always positive ones. She is a fabulous teacher, and any school and any student would be blessed to have her."
Really, there must be a market for this shit, yeah? What did the teacher say in response?
"That just made me cry. Thank you sooooo much!!!!"
Okay, so I didn't mention her enthusiasm in the letter. Mayhaps I should have?
[I very nearly included her name in this post. Like, I was all ready to hit publish when I saw her name. Damn, nothing like outing someone unintentionally. Now, if her name was Roy Ashburn...]