Teacher cover letter sample
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55 Oak St., Sometown, OH 44101 | 216-555-5555 | email@example.com
Dr. Loretta Smith
ABC Public Schools
55 School Lane
Sometown, OH 44101
Dear Dr. Smith:
Ever since I started teaching at the elementary school level, I have been passionate in my commitment to three things: maximizing individual student performance, inspiring students’ interest in technology and instilling a sense of self-worth among all students. I have dedicated my career to each of these pursuits, as my enclosed resume will attest.
That’s why I was excited to see the advertisement on Monster for an elementary teacher in your district. ABC Public Schools has earned a positive reputation for celebrating diversity, achieving academic excellence and using technology as a learning tool. It would be an honor to teach your students and serve a district that maintains high educational standards and provides students with opportunities for personal growth.
My qualifications include 12 years of elementary teaching experience, MEd and BS degrees in elementary education, and a current senior professional educator (middle childhood) license in the state of Ohio.
In my most recent position as elementary educator for DEF Public School District, I developed and taught 4th and 5th grade curricula. For more than 10 years, I provided effective classroom management, creative lesson plans, detailed student evaluations and highly praised instructional delivery. As an enthusiastic volunteer, I founded and grew the school’s after-school technology club, an innovative program that covered diverse technology areas -- from Internet security best practices to PowerPoint tutorials. The program became so popular that it was the school’s only after-school program that was consistently filled to capacity.
Although I enjoyed my tenure at DEF Public School District, my position was eliminated last May following a round of layoffs. I am eager to resume my teaching career and would be delighted to interview for this opportunity. Please feel free to contact me at 216-555-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting.
Thank you for your interest and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Enclosures: Resume, three reference letters, proof of licensure and college transcripts
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Teacher Cover Letter Sample 1:
To Whom It May Concern:
I believe in “there’s nothing a child can’t do.” This is exactly how I feel about teaching. This is also the motivation for me to pursue a Master Degree of Childhood Education in General Education and Special Education. I am two courses away in attaining my second Master Degree in Instructional Technology at NYIT. I strongly believe in unlocking the potential in every child. I am interested in working with you.
Last year, I was a 4th grade classroom teacher. For the past school year being a member at PS 128M, I have learned a lot as a classroom teacher and as an educator. I feel more confident at teaching all subject areas, especially in Literacy, instead of just in Math. I feel great learning from my principal, colleagues, and my students every day. I also get to dance with my students during Ballroom Dancing classes. I feel the relationship I have built with my students have gotten stronger and stronger each day.
Prior to this, I taught a 5th grade General Education classroom teacher collaboratively teaching with the Special Education teacher at PS24 in Manhattan for six months. I came to this class in January 2011 because of my previous status as an ATR excessed teacher. The principal at PS 38 hired me to fill in the vacancy.
As a private tutor/instructor at ANIBIC (Association for Neurological Brain Injured Children) in Bayside, Queens, my responsibilities include helping and guiding my students in all academic areas, such as reading, writing, and math; but also in social skills and daily life skills as well. Currently, I have six students – two 9-year old girls, a 17-year-old young man, a 22-year-old young lady, a 23-year-old young man, and a 38-year old adult.
I am also an after school enrichment teacher at SmartBrain America two days a week. I teach K-5th graders Reading, Writing, and Math. I also help my students in enriching their practices of the ELA and Math state exams. During the summer camp, I taught Arts & Crafts and Science experiments to our campers in the months of summer 2010. Prior to this, I have been working in various educational programs since 2002.
Enclosed is my resume which further outlines my qualifications. My qualifications and my educational value towards teaching make me well suited to the position. I would appreciate an interview opportunity to discuss a potential position with you further.
Teacher Cover Letter Sample 2:
I am interested in obtaining a position as a Teacher with your organization. The accompanying resume will provide you with details regarding my background, education, experience, skills and abilities.
As both a trainer and teacher, I have been able to demonstrate my ability as a professional educator and know how to set priorities, organize work flow, produce results and reach goals.
I have been able to demonstrate my ability as a professional educator and have learned to influence decision makers in a corporate environment and presenting materials and ideas in an appealing and interesting way. I can motivate adults and as well as students to excel in their endeavors, and take pride in achieving quick results.
I would like to stress that I have a real commitment to maintain professional integrity and can handle classrooms of any size. Throughout my career, I have been known as a quick learner and a motivator. I am able to work independently or as an efficient member of a team.
At your convenience, I would like the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my goals and the objectives of your school, and how much my experience and abilities will help in fulfilling them.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Teacher Cover Letter Sample 3:
I write to express my interest in the Teacher positions you currently have posted.
Trained to teach the Middle School age range, I have taught students from 5 years to 18 years of age. I believe you will find me to be a mature self-starting and reliable individual, whose career has been focused on the gathering and presentation of information, to a variety of audiences, across a range of disciplines; including over 10 years of classroom teaching and school administrative duties. I’m a dedicated team player but, equally capable of independent thought and creative solutions where needed and appropriate.
Based on my range of Management and Communication skills and experience, in the fields of: Marketing, Media, Journalism and Education; I am confident, that I would be a valuable addition to your team and a good fit for this role providing excellent leadership, problem solving and high quality communication with students of all ages.
A resume, highlighting the range of my ability, knowledge and experience is attached. While it has been some years since my days in the classroom, you will see that my commitment to educating and training others has been remained an integral component of my work in other career areas. With the majority of my roles involving the training, mentoring and evaluation of others.
I am enthusiastic about the potential offered by the position and how my attention to detail and transferable career “skill-set” may benefit the school, students and colleagues while providing me with an opportunity for renewed professional challenge and growth.
I would appreciate more information about the position, including the number of classes and hours available.
Thank you in advance for your time. I would appreciate the opportunity to review my qualifications and experience, in person and look forward to discussing how we may be a good match for each other.