Good morning Ms. Davlin-Buchanan,

I hope this email finds you well. Ms. Horn and I appreciate your initiative and diligence

to visit with us this past week on such short notice…

Throughout our conversations, we felt your experience and devoted passion for teaching was vividly evident. Therefore, we would like to extend the opportunity for you to join our team!  I communicated with Mrs. Roberts yesterday evening to inform her of our decision. She completely understood and commented that you  were a valuable asset to Baines Middle School and would be a great “Gator”!

At your earliest convenience, please respond back and we look forward to a great collaboration!

Respectfully,

Rizvan Quadri, Ed.D.

MG Middle School

To whom it may concern:

I am the mother of a seventh grade special education student at Baines middle school and I’m writing this letter on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth Buchanan.

When my son was diagnosed with severe ADHD, he was also diagnosed with related issues that make it extremely difficult for him to copy text or put his own thoughts on paper. My son was in Mrs. Buchanan’s sixth grade language arts class last year. Throughout the school year Mrs. Buchanan created a nurturing environment in the classroom that was conducive to learning. I watched delighted as he learn to write complete sentences and paragraphs on his own for the first time. He also passed the STAAR test in language arts on his first attempt. I am confident that if it weren’t for Mrs Buchanan, those milestones would never have been reached.

As a teacher myself, I recognized how much time and effort Mrs. Buchanan put into her classes. Papers were correct and grades were always entered into Skyward in a timely manner. But beyond that my son came home from school many times to tell me that Mrs. Buchanan had seen him in the hallway struggling and had helped him with his locker combination or given him a hall pass so he wouldn’t be late or just a quick hug or encouraging word that helped get him through the day.

It is obvious to me that teaching is much more than a job to Mrs. Buchanan and I would highly recommend her for any position she might be interested in pursuing.

Barbara J. Posadziejewski

Hi Mrs Buchanan, you were my teacher in 6th grade about 3-4 years ago. Well, I know this is your work email for school, but I just really wanted to send a thank you. I have learned so much these past few years, and without you, none of it would have been possible. Not to mention you helped me grow so much as a person, and encouraged me to do great things. I recently got 5th place in varsity poetry during a regional speech competition (I am the first freshman in speech to ever get to finals in their freshmen year), and it made me think of how well you taught me, as well as others. Now, I’m going to be performing on broadway next summer, I’m working on publishing a book, and I’m performing in a national theatre showcase in Sacramento! I really just wanted to thank you with all of my heart. Currently, I do have some amazing teachers, but none of them compare to you. I miss you so much, and thank you for everything!

~TH

P.S. Tell the theatre department congrats on advancing to district in UIL! I don’t know what they placed because the competition is today, but winning UIL was the best thing ever last year and I hope they can experience it!