Sample Reference Letter from a Teacher
Attn: Julia M. Jones
Re: Katie Kingston
Dear Ms. Jones:
I am writing this reference at the request of Katie Kingston who is applying for Student
Volunteer Program at St. Francis Hospital this summer.
I have known Katie for two years in my capacity as a teacher at Smithtown Middle School
School. Katie took English and Spanish from me and earned superior grades in those
classes. Based on Katie's grades, attendance and class participation, I'd rate Katie's
academic performance in my class as superior.
Katie has a number of strengths to offer an employer. Katie is always interested in
supporting others. For example, this year when we worked on our class community
service project, Katie was helpful to me in collecting and organizing the food for the food
pantry here in Smithtown.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend Katie Kingston. If her performance in my class
is any indication of how she'd perform in your position, Katie will be a positive addition to
your organization. If you should ever need any additional information you can feel free to
contact me at 555-5555 or by email at anytime.
Teacher, Smithtown Middle School