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December 19, 2012

Re: Letter of Reference for Carlyn Duckett
To Whom It May Concern:
I am a high school French as a Second Language teacher. Carlyn was my U of A student teacher
for five weeks this fall, from mid-November to mid-December, including three observation days in
October. Carlyns student teaching assignment at our school involved her spending mornings with
two Language Arts 9 classes (under the supervision of Ms. Michele Soltys) and afternoons with my
students in French 20 and French 9. It is my pleasure to provide her with this letter of reference.
Carlyn was responsible for developing lessons, instructing the students, and assessing the
students in my French 20 class. I found her plans to be organized, creative, engaging, and to focus
on specific aspects of the FSL 3-Year Program of Studies. Her lessons were effectively delivered in
the French language. She used video clips from Youtube to incorporate current French culture
through music. She formed positive relationships with the students while maintaining a
professional nature. Carlyn developed excellent classroom management techniques as her
practicum progressed. I was delighted to see the students on task, learning and using French, and
enjoying her classes.
Outside of the classroom, Carlyn volunteered to assist our junior girls basketball coach during the
teams practices. She worked with small groups in addition to running drills with the whole team.
This extra-curricular activity was time spent with students that Carlyn looked forward to each week.
Some of Carlyns personal attributes that are especially well-suited for the teaching profession
include a desire to work with students, an appreciation of the subject matter, and ongoing personal
reflection throughout her practicum. I feel she will make an excellent French teacher in the future.
Please contact me at school if you have any questions. I can be reached at (403) 342-6655,
extension 2101 or by email at

Shannon Aleman.

150 Lockwood Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 2M4 Phone: (403)342-6655 Fax: (403)341-4335 Email:

150 Lockwood Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 2M4 Phone: (403)342-6655 Fax: (403)341-4335 Email: