Degrees and Certifications:

To Mr. Chesbro's Students Requesting Recommendations:

Any recommendation requests (automated portals or letter to envelope) must first be preceded by a personalized request after the student/parent reviews the following courtesies:
Please consider the following when requesting a letter of recommendation:
1. It is a favor I do for you. It's like asking to borrow money. Be gracious, and be appreciative of the time it takes to write it. Ask with grace.
2. You need to fill out ALL of the paperwork (if not an electronic recommendation). 
3. Supply a STAMPED and addressed envelope with the recommendation if it is a recommendation to be mailed (if not an electronic recommendation).
4. Recommendations take a considerable amount of a teacher's time. Do not take it personally if I am unable to write a letter for you. 
5. Submit your request for a recommendation letter at least two weeks in advance, and specify a deadline.
6. Recommendation letters are confidential. You may not read it unless I choose to willingly share it with you. If the letter of recommendation is submitted through an online portal, then you may not have access. 
Please complete the following prompts and email to me asap:
a. Write a paragraph describing what you intend to study at the college level, or where your interests lie. In addition, what are your specific career interests?
c. Why do you want me to write a recommendation letter for you, and what was it about your experiences in my class or your interactions with me that led you to request a letter? Please include the year that I taught you.
d. What do you believe were your strengths in my class that you would like me to highlight (please use specific examples)?
e. Were there any lessons, projects, or experiences that you complete in my class for which you are especially proud?
f. Is there any other information you would like to share with me that you feel would help me write a strong letter of recommendation for you?
Thanks for reading and considering.