Michael Biondi


Allen Creek Elementary School
3188 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Fax: 585.381.9217

February 2016
To Whom It May Concern:
I am very happy to write this recommendation for Victoria Starr. Victoria has been a
substitute teacher at Allen Creek Elementary School for Grades K-5.
Victoria comes to school with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. She displays personal and
professional qualities that contribute to the well-being of students, the building, the district
and the profession. She reviews and teaches lesson plans provided by the classroom
teacher with high standards. Whatever grade level Victoria is teaching, she appropriately
engages students, promotes academic rigor and provides a rationale for learning. I have had
the opportunity to informally observe Victoria. During these times Victoria has
demonstrated best instructional practices and appropriately monitored and adjusted to
meet the needs of a variety of learners. Her classroom is well managed and her students
thrive in the interactive standards based lessons she provides.
Victoria is very respectful to students as well as compassionate and warm. She appreciates
the uniqueness of each individual and, therefore, is able to meet the needs of diverse
Working with the grade level team she is assigned to is a strength of Victoria. She is always
willing to be reflective when identifying personal strengths and weaknesses for continuous
improvement as an educator.
I am confident that Victoria will be a highly successful teacher and a wonderful addition to
any professional learning community.
Michael F Biondi, Principal
Allen Creek Elementary School
Pittsford Central Schools