Teacher Cover Letter
In this second variation, the writer refers to the applicant's one year of classroom experience and anticipated licensure. The third and fourth paragraphs indicate her successes and professionalism.
Sample Teacher Cover Letter
March 1, 2010
Hiring Agent, Title
Dear Hiring Manager:
As an ambitious, self-motivated individual with a lifelong love of working with children, I believe I offer a set of skills that would make me a welcome and valuable addition to your teaching staff. With a keen ability to relate to students, demonstrated leadership ability, and outstanding communications skills, I would like to consider the possibility of putting my knowledge and experience to work for you.
As you can see from my enclosed resume, I have nearly completed my first year of teaching at Canterbury School, where I am pursuing full certification through the alternative-route program. Already through Phase 2, I expect to have my full state certification in August. With a background that also includes an extensive array of prior child-focused positions, you can be sure you are getting someone with a solid history in supporting the development of children.
This year of preparation has been rewarding in many ways, and I have been successful in implementing new and exciting teaching methods in the classroom. Using game strategies, process-oriented training stations, and teaching methods that accommodate different learning modalities, I am able to reach my students while providing a creative and fun environment in which to learn. Incorporating Bloom's taxonomy in assessing students' understanding, I am confident that I am achieving my classroom goals.
Keys to my success are a solid grasp of pedagogical methods, a strong classroom presence, excellent planning and follow-through skills, and a genuine interest in helping others. In addition, I am a resourceful problem solver and an effective communicator who is passionate about instilling my love for growth and learning in others. Assertive in my approach, I have always taken on challenges and succeeded in achieving goals. With a solid record of accomplishment behind me, I am confident I can do the same for you.
I would be pleased to have the opportunity to discuss your needs and how I might be able to meet them. I will call to follow up, or you can contact me at the address and phone number listed above.
Thank you for your consideration.
Harrison Jones Enclosure