In her pre-mommy life, Rachel Carpenter was a social worker. She enjoys sharing her own advice by writing about parenting.
Letters of reference may be an inconvenience to write, but they show gratitude to a dedicated employee. Here are four examples of letters that will help you write one of your own. Be sure to include the following pieces of information:
- The name of the school where they worked.
- How long they worked there.
- Their responsibilities during their period of employment.
- Your phone number or e-mail in case there are further questions.
Sample Letter for a Kindergarten Teacher Aide
To Whom it May Concern:
I would like to recommend Hayley Dominguez as a teacher aide for your school or program. She worked as a teacher assistant at Mt. Greenridge Elementary School from August 2015 to May 2018. Ms. Domiguez served in my kindergarten classroom. She was a pleasure to work with.
During her three years at Mt. Greenridge, she went above and beyond her responsibilities. She was always efficient and helpful. She developed a wonderful rapport with her students. Students loved Ms. Dominguez because of her nurturing personality.
Teacher aides like Ms. Dominguez are a rarity. She handles stressful situations well, and never complains or criticizes. In the 2016-17 school year, she did an excellent job working with a child with autism. She has excellent organization and critical thinking skills. She will be an asset to your classroom.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (242) 332-2323. You may also reach me via email at email@example.com.
Sample Letter for a Head Start Teacher Aide
Dear Sir or Madam:
I would like to recommend Holly Kincaide for future employment. I had the joy of working with her from January 2017-May 2019. She was employed as a teacher aide with the Green River Head Start Program. I was her supervisor from August 2017 to May 2019.
Ms. Kincaide was one of the best teacher aides I've ever worked with. She was dependable and diligent. She also went the extra mile for helping the students feel comfortable in the classroom. I could always count on her to calm down anxious or upset children.
One of Ms. Kincaide's talents is classroom decoration and organization. She always had creative and unique ideas for decorating for each season. Parents complimented our classroom decorations often.
Ms. Kincaide was very dependable and never tardy. She even stayed late on a few occasions. She took her job very seriously.
You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Ms. Kincaide. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at (343) 333-2323.
Sample of Letter for a Special Education Teacher Aide
To Whom it May Concern:
I would like formally recommend Jason Gonzales for a position at your school. He worked at as teacher aide at Turkey Village Elementary School from September 2016 to May 2018. He assisted in a special education class for first and second graders.
Mr. Gonzales did an excellent job. He was always willing to help our students reach their full potential. He encouraged the children to try their best and never give up. He always had a positive and cheerful attitude. During behavioral incidents, he always stayed calm and would help deescalate the situation. In fact, I believe Mr. Gonzales actions help prevent some children from acting out.
Mr. Gonzales is a model employee. He takes his job seriously, and yet does not allow the stress of the job to affect him. He was a great part of the Turkey Village Team. We will sincerely miss him.
If you have any additional questions you may reach me at (727) 344-4222. You may also contact me through my school e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Letter for a Preschool Teacher Aide
Dear Sir or Madam:
I would like to recommend Kelsey Dahlstrom for a position at your school. Ms. Dahlstrom has assisted me in a classroom for four- and five-year-old children. She was employed at Bright Starts Preschool from August 2014 to May 2018.
Mrs. Dahlstrom was an excellent helper and contributor. She read stories, organized crafts, and helped with circle time. She was dependable and responsible. She was a fast learner and a great team player. She got along with the parents and other staff well. One of our parents liked her so much, that she became their weekend baby-sitter.
If you have more questions, please call me at (343) 222-2233. Have a great day.