April 17, 2017

To whom it may concern,

This recommendation is for Mrs. Jessica Baker, Instrumental Teacher. I have been associated with
Jessica as her administrator for a total of 7 years. I have grown to appreciate her talents as an instructor
and a person that has a vested interest in students and education for Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

I have had her work in a variety of capacities to include: Teacher, Master Class Artist, Guest Conductor,
Curriculum Writing, Marching Band Instructor, Hand Bell Lead Teacher, Workshop Clinician, Audition
Judge & Facilitator, and Ticket Taker. At all times she presents herself with professionalism and is
always a team player. The groups she has worked with have always presented quality musical
presentations reflective of student learning. In the classroom, Jessica is always prepared with learning
plans that exceed regular objectives and offer quality authentic tasks. In addition, her rapport with
students and parents has always been excellent. Not one parent or student complaint during her 1 st year at
VPAA, only complements.

I know I speak on behalf of the staff at the Academy and Salem High School that her contributions are
reflective of 100% effort to do the best job possible. I highly recommend you to consider Jessica for any
positions available within the instrumental subject area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through my office phone at (757) 648-5675 or e-
mail christopher.buhner@vbschools.com .


Christopher J. Buhner, Ed.S
Academy Coordinator, Salem High School
Virginia Beach City Public Schools