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March  1,  2017  
 
To  Whom  It  May  Concern:  
 
  I  have  been  asked  to  write  a  letter  in  support  of  Beth  Snow  who  is  applying  
for  teaching  position  and  I  do  so  with  great  pleasure.    Ms.  Snow  has  been  a  student  
in  four  of  my  classes  as  well  as  completing  her  service-­‐learning  component  with  me  
at  Horizonte  Adult  School  and  in  the  Venture  Program.    Beth  is  an  extremely  bright  
and  gifted  student  and  I  am  pleased  to  offer  her  my  strongest  recommendation  for  a  
teaching  position.      
 
  What  singles  Ms.  Snow  out  is  her  engagement  in  all  things  related  to  
becoming  a  master  teacher.    Beth  has  worked  with  ESL  students  in  her  service-­‐
learning,  non-­‐traditional  adult  learners  in  the  Venture  course  (a  White  House  award  
winning  Humanities  program),  as  an  editor  for  a  literary  magazine,  has  been  the  
heart  and  soul  of  ESAC,  helped  developed  literary  outreach  programs  and  has  
worked  as  a  student  advisor  to  the  Department  of  English.  Additionally,  she  has  
been  a  judge  for  a  literary  competition  and  has  created  venues  for  open  mic  
readings.    Ms.  Snow  is  involved  in  all  aspects  of  the  profession  and  would  be  a  gift  on  
the  faculty  of  any  school.    On  top  of  this  praise,  I  call  attention  to  the  fact  she  has  
been  on  the  Dean’s  List  seven  times.    
 
  I  can’t  speak  highly  enough  of  her  scholarship  when  she  was  a  student  in  my  
3400,  5410  and  5420  classes.    Ms.  Snow  will  be  one  of  those  teachers  that  will  
simply  change  the  shape  of  the  students  she  teaches.    
 
  Of  all  the  students  I  have  had  the  pleasure  of  writing  letters  for  in  their  effort  
to  gain  employment,  I  would  place  Ms.  Snow  at  the  top  of  the  list.    Offering  her  a  
position  on  any  faculty  would  be  a  sound  move.    Ms.  Snow  will  be  a  master  teacher  
and  I  support  and  endorse  her  application  with  the    is  deserving  of  this  opportunity.  
 
Sincerely,  
Jeff  Metcalf  
Distinguished  Professor  
Department  of  English  
University  of  Utah