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Mike Folks, Superintendent

Clay County USD #379 Steve Joonas, Director of Special Education


Jaclyn Pfizenmaier, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
807 Dexter Street Denise Beutler, Clerk of Board
Nancy Allen, Business Manager
P.O. Box 97 Cathy Carlson, Human Resource Specialist
Clay Center, KS 67432 Ben Last, Director of Technology
P 785-632-3176 Mike Urban, Director of Transportation
Greg Jensen, Director of Physical Plant
F 785-632-5020 Kristin Ellis, Accounts Payable/Food Service Clerk
www.usd379.org Kim Gregory, Director of Food Service/OPAA!



February 10th, 2017

From: Jaclyn Pfizenmaier, Director of Curriculum & Instruction/Instructional Coach
USD 379/TLEC
Re: Amy Peters Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter for Amy Peters. She is currently a Middle School Social
Studies Teacher at CCCMS, in USD 379. She is in her third year as a teacher and also within our district. I
have had the absolute pleasure to work with her for the three years she has been here.

Amy is a true definition of a professional and a gift to education as well as students, staff, and her
community. She has had a profound impact in only three years here in Clay County.

Amy is a reflective practitioner that works on her craft as a teacher daily. She is self-motivated, sets goals
for herself and strives to be better each and every day. She is a life-long learner that continually pushes
herself to be better and have an impact on those that are around her.

The classroom culture she facilitates is one that is risk free, of high expectations, care and compassion.
When you enter Amys room, her students are engaged and excited to be there. She connects their
learning to the real-world and they have a desire to be in her presence.

Amy is also a professional that participates in her professional community, will take on leadership roles,
coach, and sponsor as needed to see the school and students succeed.

Many talents and gifts lie within Amy including technology integration, curriculum comprehension,
classroom management, and her ability to bring a positive attitude to the culture of a school/district.

Last school year Amy was recognized as a Kansas Horizon Award Winner. This award is given to teachers
that have completed their first year of teaching and are considered to be our top future teachers in the
state. This was an exciting accomplishment for Amy and has opened other professional learning
opportunities for her as well.

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Amy! Please do not hesitate to contact me for further
information.

Sincerely,
Jaclyn Pfizenmaier

District of Opportunity Expect Success