April 25, 2009 To Whom It May Concern, It is my pleasure to recommend Ms. Caitlin Dark.

Her teaching performance during her intern year at Everett High School proved that she would be a valuable addition to any school. I worked with Caitlin as a field instructor from Michigan State University since September, 2008. I observed her as a Spanish teacher at Everett High School. Ms. Caitlin Dark has great enthusiasm for teaching. She is devoted to creating authentic scenarios to help students learn Spanish in meaningful contexts and immerse them in the languages. For example, she created scenarios of shopping and dining in restaurants for students’ activities. In this way, she helped her students utilize Spanish in a simulation of daily life. Ms. Dark demonstrates an understanding of and respect for culture, racial and ethnic diversity, and gender. She has a good rapport with students; she is also there to provide a firm yet guiding hand when needed. She makes her expectations clear to her students, and provides the leadership necessary for her students to meet those expectations. This leadership can range from enforcing school rules to staying after class to answer students’ questions. Caitlin Dark identifies with the school community and cooperates with other teachers in the school. She is prompt in carrying out responsibilities. She is dependable and trustworthy and has dealt respectfully and professionally with administrators, faculty, parents and students. Caitlin demonstrates on a regular basis, a love of the Spanish language and culture, unending enthusiasm and poise, and the desire to see students learn and appreciate the Spanish language and cultures. I believe that Ms. Caitlin Dark will be a positive asset to your school. If I can be of any further assistance, or provide you with any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely, Ya Mo PhD Candidate Department of Teacher Education College of Education Michigan State University moya@msu.edu