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May 20, 2014 Dear Sir or Madam: I am delighted to offer my unqualified recommendation of Joquetta Johnson as the School Librarian of the Year. I have been Joquetta’s professional associate at Morgan State University for several years. I have had the opportunity to witness her teaching ability with candidates on the master and doctoral levels, and her co-teaching expertise with undergraduate candidates. Further, I have had the pleasure of attending professional development presentations given by her to the Department of Education and Professional Development at Morgan on technology integration in the curriculum. She is an individual with high intellectual capacity and outstanding personal qualities. Her skills include, but are not limited to: • The ability to work collaboratively with groups and to motivate others •

The talent to design, implement, and evaluate wide –ranging educational/technology programs

High quality communication skills

The capacity to implement effective teaching techniques to motivate students and adults to “want to learn”

I have served as an administrator in public schools for over 25 years, and I can say without equivocation that Joquetta Johnson is one of the best and brightest teachers I have ever had the pleasure to observe. Further, she is among the most professional and highly qualified educators with whom I have ever worked. She is diligent, honest, and her unequaled commitment to tasks and to meeting shared goals is unmatched. I call Joquetta my “technology knowledge broker” because I can always rely on her to share the latest technology tools and innovations. I constantly observe Joquetta displaying a distinct understanding of how to motivate candidates. She continually uses formative feedback in the construction of her plans. She values candidates’ contributions, and in turn, they value her guidance, perspicacity and creativity. Joquetta Johnson displays the type of professional commitment that we desire in all of our educators. She is both an experienced teacher/librarian and a team player, a unique contribution of personal traits that underlie her accomplishments. Joquestta is single in kind of excellence! Sincerely

Marilyn E. Rondeau, Ed.D. Coordinator, Administrator 1 Program/M.A.T. Program

Morgan State Universit1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, Maryland 21251 443-885-3215

Joquetta Johnson, LOY  

Nomination for SLJ, School Librarian of the Year