February 13, 2013
Letter of Recommendation (Ruth Inez Austin)
To whom it may concern,
I was initially impressed with Ruth Austin’s enthusiasm, social skills, and her ability to emotionally understand others when I hired her four years ago as a motivational speaker for public schools in the area. During the two years Ruth reported to me that she was becoming more and more interested in working more one on one with youth, she consistently demonstrated all of these qualities and more, and I heartily endorse her for any school counseling position.
Ruth Austin is reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat. Her ability to calm angry or frustrated youth is unparalleled, and it is because of her excellence in this area that I repeatedly asked her to mentor new students to the public school system. Ruth multitasks effectively and is able to handle a high-volume workload. She consistently met or surpassed all other counselors I have previously seen come through this building, and her daily written reports were accurate and thorough.
Of particular value to me as a former public speaker was Ruth's team player mind-set, enthusiastic embrace of change, ability to work with minimal supervision and unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations. I regularly received unsolicited praise from other staff members commending Ruth's outstanding level of service, professionalism and follow-through.
Organized and diligent, Ruth quickly learned technology systems and software that were unfamiliar to her when she first started with the public school system, and she also attended seminars offered through the company. She is pursuing a master’s degree in business through evening classes at Highline Community College.
Ruth is a hardworking, top-performing teen counselor. She has my highest recommendation, and I am happy to furnish more details if you would like additional information.
Katherine M Stanfield