LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
KRISTEN LUSSIER, PRINCIPAL - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
It’s this commitment to education and his students’ well-being that makes Mr. Colton an educator who supports and inspires his students on a daily basis.
MEAGHAN DAVIS, FOURTH GRADE TEACHER - ALFRED LIMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Brian was reflective about his teaching. He was always striving to do better and improve his craft.
Mr. Colton spent time getting to know each student and worked hard to make genuine connections.
MARIA PETROSINELLI, ASST. PRINCIPAL - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
He has developed strong, positive relationships with his students and their families allowing him to not only address his students’ social and emotional needs, but their academic needs as well. Mr. Colton differentiates and modifies his lessons and activities to accommodate of all his students.
DR. RAINY COTTI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
He (Brian) has demonstrated the knowledge, understandings, skills and disposition essential for promoting student understanding and achievement, and clearly considers a focus on individual student needs as critical.
JUDITH MCCARTHY, ENGLISH LANGUAGE COLLABORATIVE COACH - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Brian is a calm and reflective teacher.
In a short time of six months Brian has made personal connections with all of his students, making a point to embrace his students’ differences.
DR. MARTHA HORN, PROFESSOR - RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
Brian learned that being vulnerable is the only way to grow. And he took advantage of revealing that vulnerability in the company of professionals who supported him. It may be the most important skill he will bring into the profession with him.