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Hamlin Elementary School

Gary A. van Staveren, Ph.D. 2017-18 School Theme: “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yvonne LaCross

Shelley Wright
May 2018
Office Assistant
To Whom It May Concern:
Amber Gress
Learning Consultant
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Alexa Cordray in her pursuit
Susan Reizian of a teaching position in your district. Ms. Cordray has recently graduated from Oakland
Title 1 Interventionist
University and I had the pleasure of being her principal at Hamlin Elementary while she
Kathleen Brown served her field placement and student teaching between September 2017 and April 2018.
Social Worker

Tracy Marshall
Ms. Cordray had an excellent rapport with students and staff alike and demonstrated
Sierra Wheaton versatility; in addition to student teaching in a 4th/5th grade split class she also served as a
Speech Pathologist building substitute teacher at many grade levels. She demonstrated high expectations of
Dan Pryde, Psy.S.
herself and of her students. Her students were always highly engaged in meaningful
School Psychologist learning and Alexa reinforced Hamlin’s core values. Ms. Cordray ‘owned’ her students and
understood the importance of the transference of effective classroom management and
K-Lindsay Nichols
care for her students to high levels of learning.
K-Tiffany Goliday
K-Dede Read As you will note in Alexa’s resume, she brings a wealth of field placement experience in
1-Kristin Hoelscher
1-Lisa Lamb
varied grade levels and school districts. While pursuing her degree and making the Dean’s
1-Sarah Kirby List, engaging in field placements, she also found time to volunteer to support
2-Melissa Moore hospitalized children and chaperone 5th grade camp as a cabin leader as well as earn CPR
2-Kristin Zagula
2-Kari Giarmo
and First Aid certifications.
3-Liz Schrein
3-Katie Kilgore Ms. Cordray’s greatest assets are her care, dedication, work ethic, dependability, and
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4-Sarah Guy
passion for education. Alexa possesses an unwavering quest to do what is best for her
4-Marisa Kalmus students. I would highly recommend her for a teaching position in your district.
4/5-Kim Mroczek
5-Nicole Stein
5-Anne Thomson
Yours in learning,
Art-Joe Zagula
Media-Katie Bateman
Music-Laura Combs
PE-Steven Baker
ESL-Lindsay Woodberg Gary A. van Staveren, Ph.D.
RR-Alison Howard
RR-Lorene Klaft Principal
RR-Michele Thoms
ASD-Christina Shalawylo
ASD-Amy Gjonaj
ASD-Emily Reinbolt
ECSE-Erin Knight

We Learn. We Grow. We Soar.

Tel 248.726.3600 270 W. Hamlin Rd.,
Fax 248.726.3605 Rochester Hills, MI 48306