Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has some ammunition in his search for another gig.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Brizard has received a "glowing letter of recommendation" as part of his severance agreement.
Brizard hired in April 2011, but resigned earlier this month due to a "mutual agreement" with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Brizard is staying on through the end of the year to stay on to help new CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett with her transition into the role, and will receive his $250,000 salary for 2013, plus a year of health insurance.
The recommendation letter lauds Brizard for raising test scores and graduation rates while installing reforms, the newspaper reported.