Saturday, September 13, 2008

To Whom it May Concern:

This is a letter of reference for Mrs. Bridget Ryan. For three years, I was the principal of a small, private school where Mrs. Ryan's children were enrolled for two of the three years. Mrs. Ryan taught a music/drama class for several months during each of the three years in conjunction with an annual Christmas program. I would give the following assessments to her work with our students.
1. Mrs. Ryan's ability to control the students during lengthy rehearsal sessions was commendable. She did have at least one other teacher in the chapel with her, but her ability to take control and keep control was exceptional.
2. Mrs. Ryan demonstrated wonderful ability to address children of different age groups in order to form them into a cohesive musical unit. She recognized each child's ability and assigned parts appropriately. She was also able to draw out specific skills in many students.
3. Mrs. Ryan was a person of impeccable integrity and wonderful character. Throughout the years that we worked together, she worked with her colleagues without conflict and showed extraordinary patience.
4. The programs that the children produced under her guidance were wonderful, without exception. Parents commented for years after how much they enjoyed the annual Christmas programs at Pacific Christian School. And, year after year, parents and grandparents came in increasing numbers, despite falling enrollment.
In conclusion, if I had the opportunity to hire Mrs. Ryan in a similar role in my school, I would not hesitate to do so. She would be an exceptional addition to any school staff.


A. Serounian Keir
Former Principal
Pacific Christian School

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