November 30, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter on behalf of Peter Wallis based on his work experience at the
Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, VT. I am a current member of the Board of Directors, and
also as a long-time art teacher for the City of Rutland Public Schools.
Peter proved himself to be an incredibly talented and personable young man while
working for the Chaffee. He has strong inter-personal skills, both with adults and with
young students. Several of my students in the public school system took classes that
Peter taught and gave him the most positive reviews. He conveys a sense of enthusiasm
and enjoyment for the classes he is teaches as well as strong technical skills and
knowledge. He provided quality instruction in many areas of art, including technology,
making him a valued staff member for a small organization such as the Chaffee. A
significant contribution that Peter made was in improving and updating the Chaffee’s
webpage, which was badly needed.
Peter has strong organizational skills that were evident in his ability to design and
schedule classes, prepare for classes and events at the Chaffee, communicate effectively,
work with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, and plan and carry out
events within the community. He helped to make the Chaffee a presence at the
Downtown Farmer’s Market, offering art activities to children. He was directly involved
in the two annual Art in the Part events, coordinating entertainment and children’s
activities. Peter also contributed to the success of the Chaffee’s first annual Art Auction
and Fundraiser in 2010.
Chaffee members, artists and other community members have shared with me
numerous positive comments about Peter. They were impressed with his energy, skills
and talent. I have every confidence that Peter will be an asset to any organization he
becomes part of in the future.