Administrator Recommendation Instructions

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Summer Teacher Institute
Administrator Recommendation Instructions

We are excited that your teacher has decided to apply for the 2021 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s Summer Teacher Institute at Jamestown Settlement July 12-15! This institute is funded by private donors and offered at no cost to teachers or their school district.

In order for teachers to complete their application package, we require a school/division administrator recommendation. We receive many applications from Virginia teachers, and selection is based on both the content of their application and recommendation received from their administrator. For your teacher to be considered for participation in the institute, you must submit a letter of recommendation by April 30, 2021.

When writing your letter of recommendation, please answer the following question:

Why is this teacher a good candidate for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s Summer Teacher Institute, and how will their participation benefit students in your district?

Completed recommendation letters are due April 30, 2021 and can be submitted via:


Mail: Outreach Education, c/o Anne Hardister, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Summer Teacher Institute provides Virginia teachers with the opportunity to:

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Thank you!