These are quotes from letters of recommendation from supervisors and parents who I have worked with, for the full letters, please contact me at Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul has a keen ability to relate with students, and to create a warm and caring space. He has a gentle and kind demeanor that helps students feel safe to take chances in their learning and try even if they feel uncertain.
Paul is a dynamic and energetic teacher. His passion for science shines through. In my observations of Paul's teaching, it is clear that he understands the emotional, and academic needs of his students. Paul has a strong understanding of the state standards, and has developed his own lessons based on NGSS. Paul wants the best for his students, and works hard to achieve this. I can highly recommend Paul Stoutenburgh as a science teacher.
The many times that I have observed Mr. Stoutenburgh in the classroom, the students are engaged, focused, and ready to begin as soon as they enter the classroom. Mr. Stoutenburgh understands and relates to his students and consequently, they respect each other and most importantly, Mr. Stoutenburgh. Paul would certainly be an asset to any educational organization. He collaborates with other staff, has excellent communication skills with parents and students, and has a passion for teaching.
Mr. Stoutenburgh's dedication and attention to my son, improved his attitude toward life. Paul was able to connect with my son, and help him to overcome much of his inability to relate with others. He definitely is a positive role model for my son. Now my son is more interested in academic success and in his relationships with his peers.
In my observations of Paul interacting with students, I've noticed that he is kind, consistent, and thorough. Paul has established effective classroom management strategies, which foster a productive classroom. Paul has the qualities of a good teacher, and it has been a pleasure to work with him.
Paul has several personality attributes that make for an ideal teacher. He is very patient, a great listener, and remains grounded even under pressure. He is, by nature, a compassionate person, someone who cares deeply about people and the environment. Paul’s passion for the environment and for science education is on clear display in his award-winning film work. Paul has a real talent for taking complex ideas and presenting them in ways that are accessible.
-NGO Organization Founder and Supervisor
Paul is a natural educator; he is patient, kind and the consummate professional. He became such a great role model for the students and I can speak personally from experience, because he had a great influence on my daughter, who is now applying to universities with an environmental science major in mind. He was certainly an asset to our organization.