Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Should Go into the Recommendation Letter Writing Business

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...]


Tara R. said...

I bet the good teachers don't hear positive words of praise nearly often enough.

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Writing letters of recommendation really is a talent. One that you clearly have.

I would have you write one for me any day of the week...especially if you used the words, "soft soul", again.

It's like poetry. :)


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