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LOSANGELESLINIFIEDSCHOOLDISTRICT DAVID BREWERIII

DAVID STARR JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL Superint


endent of Schools
2265EAST 1O3RD
STREET,LOSANGELES,CA 9OOO2
TELEPHONE: (323)568- 4100FAX: (32T 249-4709 CAROLM. TRUSCOTT
District 7 Superintendent

STEPHENSTRACHAN
June18,2008 Principal

To Whom It May Concern:

I have worked with Karen Reyes-salazarduring the cunent academicyear


at JordanH S.
my role of BTSA SupportProvider aad mentor. During the .o*r. of th. year
1n Ms.
Salazarhas impressedme with her positive energy,confidlence,diligence,
and senseof
responsibilityto her students. Shehasthe poise and commandin hJr classroom
beyond
what I wouid expectof a secondyearteacher.

I have had the opportuniq/to observeMs. Salazarin varioussituations:interactionwith


studentsin and outsidethe classroom.formal and informai classroomobservations,
multiple conferenceswith other teachersand many personalconferenceswith me.

In formal ciassroomsituationsI observedMs. Salazarusing her instructional time


. effectivell'. she introducedand refened,toher postedstandardsand objectives
throughoutthe lessonwhile'engagingher'studenisin a climate of faimessand respect.
Ms. Salaza'clearly establishedhigh standardsof studentbehavior.both sociallv and
academicaily.Her ciassroompibceduresand rodtinessupportbdstudentleaming.
During '
group work sheskillfuli1, moved from group to group while questioning "
and craiifying
the assignment.Sheconsistentlyusedpositive feedbackwith her students.
Good
question,good thinking, I like the way you are working togetherwere remarks
often used
by Ms. Saiazar.Her questionsto studentsoften retumedto the postedobjective to insure
comprehensionand focus on the assignedtask.

I admireMs. Salazar'senthusiasmand passionfor teaching. Shehas demonstratecl


the
patlenceto overcomeobstacles"knowledgeand preparationofher subject
matter.ard
high moral standards.I predict continuedgrowth and successfor Karen Salazar
in the
teachingprofession.

Sincerelv.
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MirandaManaers
BTSA SupportProvider
JordanH.S.