After being non-renewed this year, along with half the grade level, and getting over the shock of it all, I finally was able to reach out to the union. I have strong evaluations and worked incredibly hard, did everything that was expected and never received negative feedback. Their suggestion was to immediately e-mail the principal and ask for a positive letter of recommendation and highlight all the things I did while there. I am having a really hard time of coming up with how to start this e-mail. Any suggestions?