School Reference Letter

					School Reference Letter
This School Reference Letter is sent to a school on behalf of a candidate by an
individual providing reference for the candidate. The letter vouches for the candidate's
character and highlights some of the candidate's best qualities. This document presents
a standard format for a reference letter and is fully customizable to fit the specific needs
of the individual sending the letter. This letter should be used by individuals when
recommending a candidate to schools.
                  ____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Sender’s name]
                 ____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Sender’s address]
                 ____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Sender’s address]

____________________ [Instructions: Insert the date of this letter]

____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Recipient’s name]
____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Recipient’s address]
____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Recipient’s address]

         RE:      Reference for _________________ [Instructions: Insert the Candidate’s name]

Dear ____________________, [Instructions: Insert the Recipient’s name]

I am pleased to write a letter of reference for _________________. [Instructions: Insert the
Candidate’s name] I highly recommend _________________ [Instructions: Insert the
Candidate’s name] as a candidate for your school.

I have known _________________ [Instructions: Insert the Candidate’s name] for
_________________. [Instructions: Insert the length of time Sender has known Candidate] I
became acquainted with [Instructions: Choose one] him // her when
_____________________________________________________________________________.
[Instructions: Describe how the Sender became acquainted with the Candidate] During that
time,     I    found     [Instructions:    Choose    one]    him     //   her     to     be
_____________________________________ [Instructions: Insert the Candidate’s
characteristics e.g. “smart, enthusiastic, and creative”] Over the time that I have known
[Instructions: Choose one] him // her, I have witnessed tremendous growth in
_________________ [Instructions: Insert the Candidate’s name] and am certain that the skills
and abilities [Instructions: Choose one] he // she has developed will allow [Instructions:
Choose one] him // her to excel at any school.

______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

[Instructions: Write one or two examples of how the Candidate demonstrated the qualities
you listed or describe some the Candidate’s accomplishments. The examples should
illustrate why the Candidate would be an asset to the Recipient’s school.]

In short, I recommend _________________ [Instructions: Insert the Candidate’s name]
enthusiastically and without reservation. I believe [Instructions: Choose one] he // she would
be a valuable asset to your school. If you have any further questions with regard to
[Instructions: Choose one] his // her background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to
contact me.




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Please be advised that the information contained in this letter is confidential and should be
treated as such. It should not be disclosed to anyone within your school who would not be
involved in the selection process. Additionally, it should not be disclosed to anyone outside of
your school without the consent of the candidate.

[Instructions: Include the paragraph above only if this letter is confidential. If not, delete
the paragraph above in its entirety.]

                                                                 Sincerely,



                                                                 ________________________
                                                                 [Instructions: Insert Sender’s name]
                                                                 ________________________
                                                                 [Instructions: Insert Sender’s job title]
                                                                 (___)_____-_______
                                                                 [Instructions: Insert Sender’s number]
                                                                 ______________@_____________
                                                                 [Instructions: Insert Sender’s email]




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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: This School Reference Letter is sent to a school on behalf of a candidate by an individual providing reference for the candidate. The letter vouches for the candidate's character and highlights some of the candidate's best qualities. This document presents a standard format for a reference letter and is fully customizable to fit the specific needs of the individual sending the letter. This letter should be used by individuals when recommending a candidate to schools.