For students who are interested in having me write a letter of recommendation for college applications, please read the following instructions. 

If you do not submit all the required materials within your email as instructed, your request will NOT be considered. 

The evaluation process will be largely based on the following categories: academic integrity, classroom etiquette and academic performance

All requests must be submitted between 10am and 10pm on April 20, 2019 – there will be no extensions.
Instructions-- Follow exactly
Send your request to my school email address.

  1. The subject line should be:  FIRST NAME, LAST NAME – RECOMMENDATION REQUEST
    • Keep the subject line in capital letters. Only this--NOTHING ELSE
  2. IN BODY OF EMAIL—the first three should be brief, bulleted lists.
  •       List 3-5 adjectives that best describe you
  •       2-3 school activities you are involved with
  •       2-3 outside, community or religious activities 
  •       What personal/academic qualities would you like to be emphasized? 25 words or less
  •       Describe the academic area that you are most interested in pursuing and why. 25 words          or less.

I will send an email reply to students that meet the qualifications, follow the requirements and are selected.  If you do not receive an email response by May 15, 2019, you are not on my list to receive a college recommendation letter. There is no appeal.  I will cap my list at 20 students.


IF  I am writing your letter you will have TWO DUE DATES -- if you can not get things to me, as I ask and when I ask, you will need to find another recommender

  • May 25th-- Student Resume -- I want this in a 3 brad cardboard folder.
  • August 15th or Sept 3rd. List of schools -- I will add it to your folder (if you can  not bring me the info on the 15th, wait until Sept 3--ONLY dates)


For Fall --completely fill out Naviance... over the summer.  You can always add more. Make sure your recommenders are listed and your right to view is waived. Print out Naviance list of schools with due dates. Be sure to specifiy the due date for each one.  For any paper rec required you MUST provide a stamped preaddressed envelope and a printout of any form required. Be sure to check the form for any info YOU need to fill out. This applies to VERY few schools. 

Naviance sounds like a booger, but if you have your info together before you start (ss#, schools, etc) it wont take you very long at all