June 7, 2017

Re: Recommendation for Ms. Beth Steinen

To Whom It May Concern:

With the utmost confidence in her leadership skills and impressive accomplishments, I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Ms. Beth Steinen, my fellow volunteer for Tech Trek, an American Association of University Women-hosted youth program at Stockton University (see https://techtrek-nj.aauw.net/).

In our work together on that project, Beth has not only designed a creative, original technology curriculum to offer at the weeklong, residential camp for middle school girls, but she has also served as Curriculum Coordinator, organizing all five of the hands-on core curricular experiences, recruiting and scheduling 14 unique hands-on workshop volunteer teams, managing extensive and complex supplies lists for all of the teachers and workshop facilitators, and the logistical challenges of assigning 62 campers from 20 counties in New Jersey to core classes, workshops, and dorm rooms. She is truly an outstanding volunteer with impeccable organizational skills, superior communication skills, and the ability to generate a warm, positive spirit of volunteerism among so many educators. Quite simply, camp will be a genuine pleasure for everyone because of Beth’s leadership.

Between her full-time position at Hamilton Schools and these many AAUW Tech Trek volunteer tasks, Beth also found time to organize an educational film screening for educators and parents in her district that was hosted at Stockton this past spring semester. For these and many more of her achievements, I know firsthand that Ms. Steinen has earned deep and abiding respect and admiration from her colleagues both inside and outside the university and the school district, and is frequently sought-after to help launch new initiatives and expand projects.

In summary, Ms. Steinen has demonstrated all of the skills and achievements that qualify her for the next professional challenge of academic leadership. I recommend her whole-heartedly as your best possible candidate.



Claudine Keenan

Dean of Education