Administrator Recommendation Instructions

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Summer Teacher Institute
Administrator Recommendation Instructions

We are excited that your teacher has decided to apply for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s Summer Teacher Institute!  This institute is funded by private donors and is offered at no cost to teachers or their school district. In order to complete their application package, we require a school/division administrator recommendation. Please review the following information about the institute and write a recommendation letter that answers the question below.  Completed recommendations can be e-mailed to or mailed to:  Outreach Education, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, Virginia  23187.

Letters of recommendation are due by April 27, 2020, for your teacher to be considered for participation in the institute.

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Summer Teacher Institute

Your teacher will explore the story of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States through primary sources and interactive experiences, July 13-16, 2020. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown presents the story of the causes and consequences of the Revolutionary War and the people and events that forged the new United States. 

Program Highlights

Teachers will:


We receive many applications from Virginia teachers, and selection is based on the content of their application and the recommendation received from their administrator.

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?

 Thank you!


January 2020