Letter of Recommendation for a Special Education Teacher Sample

Letter of Recommendation for a Special Education Teacher Sample
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Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

As an education professional, you may be asked to write a letter of recommendation for a teacher. This lesson gives you some ideas about how you might recommend someone for a job teaching special education.

Why Letters Matter

Sometimes, as teachers and administrators, we are called upon to write letters of recommendation for instructors. They might be for new teachers or for those who are moving positions or schools. These letters are very important because they help bring a job applicant to life and make her stand out from the crowd. A letter of recommendation should always emphasize what is positive about a job candidate and why they would be an especially good match for a school or particular position.

The letter in this lesson is a sample of how you might write a recommendation for someone seeking a job as a special education teacher. You will want to alter this letter to reflect the details and realities of the particular person and position, but this offers you one window into how such a letter might look.

Sample Letter


Jamie Jameson
3000 Broadway
Brookside, TN 88888

Principal Benita Bobson
Happy Elementary
400 Main Street
Brookside, TN 88888

May 2, 2016

Dear Principal Bobson,

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