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September 2009[]

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Mr. Jeffrey Ross Igims. I have been teaching Physical Education and Heath to children in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system for 12 years. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working collaboratively with Mr. Mark Rauterkus for the past six years.

Mr. Mark Rauterkus is an outstanding father, coach, and citizen. Despite all the time and energy involved in raising multiple children, Mr. Rauterkus is committed to the betterment and positive development of the South Side Community and the city of Pittsburgh. He has volunteered the last several years as an assistant swim and track team coach for the students at Phillips Elementary School. He feels that children not only need academic knowledge but also a solid understanding of physical fitness and healthy habits in order to become well adjusted youth and positive forces in today's society.

I feel that Mr. Rauterkus will make a positive contribution with any goal or occupation he chooses to pursue. If you would like to discuss Mr. Rauterkus' character or involvement with the Phillips School community further, please don't hesitate to contact me on my cell phone, 412-953-6687 or email address, jigims1@pghboe.net.

Thank you very much for your time.

Mr. Jeffrey Ross Igims

Physical Education and Health Teacher

Phillips Elementary School

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