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May 7, 2003


 To Whom It May Concern:


I am pleased to provide this letter of recommendation for Ms. Amber Finan. In my capacity as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Special Education at Mansfield University, I acted as the University Supervisor for Ms. Finan during her student teaching experience in the Spring of 2003.


I observed Ms. Finan teach four lessons during her two student teaching assignments at North Penn High School North Campus and Troy East Elementary School. Additionally, I met with her and her cooperating teachers on-site during four other occasions.  Ms. Finan always demonstrated a professional demeanor and approached her student teaching assignments with flexibility and creativity. She developed excellent rapport with students and routinely adjusted instruction to meet student needs. Ms. Finan displayed mastery of content and a natural personality for teaching. She is a real “go-getter,” and I predict that she will be the kind of teacher who will always put children’s needs first.


I am confident in Ms. Finan’s ability to succeed in any teaching position for which she is qualified and to which she aspires. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 570-662-4794, or by e-mail at





Richard E. Dale, D.Ed.

Assistant Professor

Department of Education and Special Education

208C Retan