(The administrator CC'd me this recommendation. Ain't it sweet?)
Date: March 19, 2007 1:31:51 PM AKDT
Subject: Matt Butcher
I have known Matt for the two years he has taught here at Nome Beltz High School.
Matt understands how students learn and develop and he applies this knowledge in his practice. He incorporates projects and implements differentiated instruction. Matt teaches students with respect for their individual and cultural characteristics. He has gotten to know each of his students personally and maintains a positive relationship with each. Matt has, several times this year and several times last year, e-mailed me his concern about a student's personal and/or academic welfare and we have worked together to help each student.
Matt has high expectations of each student and teaches each to take responsibility for achieving goals. He works with families to support the students.
Matt takes on extra duties such as coaching volleyball and he is a positive role model in our community.
I would highly recommend Matt for any position he applies for. His leaving will definitely be our loss.