April 29, 2003


To Whom It May Concern:


I write this letter of recommendation with great pleasure for John Press.I have worked with Mr. Press since December of 2002.Mr. Press is a Social Studies teacher and half time dean of students.He is also teaching two philosophy electives this semester.

The following has become quite evident about Mr. Press:

         He is becoming an effective dean of students by using successful communication skills with students, parents, faculty and staff.

         He demonstrates a sincere willingness to make his instructional practices public.I have visited his classroom numerous times.Mr. Press makes his lessons interesting and interactive for his students.

         He is a life long learner, and actively participates in our schoolís CSR (Comprehensive School Reform) grant.

         He single handedly spearheaded the districtís charitable campaign drive.Our schoolís campaign was very successful.Our student body alone raised $1,000.00.


In short, Mr. Press deserves the opportunity, and has the requisite behaviors to become an administrator.I am a phone call away if you have a query.




Juan A. Flecha



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