Sample High School Teacher Recommendation Letter

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A high school teacher recommendation letter may be written by a principal, a department head, another teacher, a school board member or a parent. Well-respected teachers who are seeking some type of promotion may not find it too difficult to get a colleague or superior to write a recommendation letter.

This sample high school teacher recommendation letter is written for a teacher who is relocating to another city to be closer to a newborn grandchild, and she is seeking employment at an area high school. This letter is written by the principal of the high school where she currently teaches.

Dear XYZ High School Principal:
It is my honor and privilege to recommend Ms. Rhonda Ray for a teaching position in the science department at XYZ High School. Ms. Ray has been a science teacher here at ABC High School for the last twenty-one years, but is moving to Springfield to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law and her new grandchild. The students, faculty and administration at ABC High School are all sorry to say goodbye to Ms. Ray, but wish her the very best in her new home and with the new addition to her family.
During her tenure here at ABC, Ms. Ray has taught advanced placement courses in biology and environmental science as well as regular track courses in ecology, plant science, archeology and anatomy. She is a dynamic lecturer who gives students many opportunities for hands-on learning as well. Ms. Ray has always made herself available to students before and after school when they need extra help, and she has always been quick to respond to concerned parents who want to schedule conferences.
Ms. Ray is always organized and well-prepared for each class. She sets exceptionally high standards and expectations for every student in each of her classes, and provides them with clear, written objectives on the first day of each class. Ms. Ray has a talent for engaging students in compelling discussions, motivating them to be inquisitive and think outside the box. She is a caring and compassionate teacher who genuinely wants every student to succeed and reach their maximum potential.
A well-liked and respected teacher, Ms. Ray is popular with the students having been voted Teacher of the Year six times in the twenty-one years she has taught at ABC. In addition, Ms. Ray was the 2001 County Teacher of the Year and the 2006 State Teacher of the Year.
Although it is with sadness that I see Ms. Rhonda Ray leave ABC High School, I am happy to recommend her for a teaching position at XYZ. It is my opinion that any high school would be fortunate to have a science teacher of Ms. Ray’s caliber. I am confident that she will prove to be a valuable member of your faculty should you choose to hire her. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions at 555-555-5555 or via email at [email]
Victoria Gaines
Victoria M. Gaines, Ph.D.
ABC High School
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