Cathy StephensQ: What should I do if the principal won’t write a letter of recommendation for me? Can I ask teachers?

A: Yes, and this is a good choice. However, a letter from a principal goes a long way, and some districts won’t look at an application without one. You might ask an assistant principal. Often, the reason a principal won’t write a letter has more to do with a lack of time than anything else.

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