Assistant Principal Cover Letter Sample
This assistant principal cover letter is a great complement to the assistant principal resume. It has the same formatting, style, border, and fonts to keep both documents matching and consistent.
It starts by clearly stating what position he wishes to apply for, as well as listing Rupert's many credentials to indicate he is fully qualified for this administrator position. This will intrigue the reader and make them want to read on.
It goes on to discuss his years of administrative experience and the leadership role he has played in his current role as an assistant principal. His ability to cultivate a supportive learning environment and reinforce the school's standards, policies, and goals are vital to point out. He lists some of his most impressive accomplishments and accolades he has achieved for the school, as well as what these experiences have brought him in refined administrative skills.
To help uncover your best accomplishments and top personal success stories to include in your own cover letter, you can answer the following questions:
- Have you initiated and established new systems for your school community?
- Have you started any school programs that helped to improve the school you were previously employed for?
- Do you have a specialized expertise in school management and administration?
- Can your track record speak for your accomplishments and qualifications to obtain a position as a school administrator?
- Did you reduce absenteeism, if so, by what percentage?
- Did you pursue advanced education to keep up with the current changes in school administration?
- Have you participated in seminars, training, or other workshops related to your position to enhance your knowledge and skills?
The answers to these questions are all things that you include in your cover letter to make it stronger and show a school what you have to offer them. This will enhance your chances of obtaining the position you are wishing to secure.
The third and fourth paragraphs in this sample assistant principal cover letter are a very strong and effective sales pitch, as we continue to list relevant strengths and detail his goals and objectives as an administrator. This effectively describes what he wishes to accomplish for this potential school community if they select him.
In the last paragraph, Rupert asks to meet with the school district representative to discuss what contributions he can offer to the school community; thus, giving that extra nudge to the reader to pick up the phone and offer him a job interview!
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Rupert M. Mopother
123 Eastway Road ~ Horton, CA 77581 ~ RMopotherdisipline@hotmail.com
Home: (123) 555-5551 ~ Work: (123) 555-5552 ~ Cell: (123) 555-5553
Joe Frank, Superintendent
Big School District
1234 53rd Street South
Somewhere, CA 55555
Dear Mr. Frank:
It is with great eagerness that I am applying for the position of Assistant Principal with the Big School District. I have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, with an Early Childhood Specialization; completed certified, advanced graduate studies in Educational Administration; and gained certifications as a Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6) and Supervisor/Director of Art (K-12). With almost 10 years of administrative experience and nine years of hands-on teaching experience, I am confident that I possess the qualifications your district needs to promote its philosophy and goals.
As the attached resume will highlight, I am currently an Assistant Principal at John Smith Primary School, where I supervise a diverse group of staff as well as approximately 800 students. I have coordinated PDAS and training for the school district; organized all TAKS and training on the campus; and initiated extracurricular programs, a Family Resource Center, and the CATCH Cafeteria Program. These opportunities have enabled me to develop strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills, which allow me to cultivate a supportive learning environment and reinforce the school's standards, policies, and goals.
My greatest strengths include, but are not limited to budget development, performance standards development, teacher mentoring, curriculum design and improvement, school safety, standardized testing, program management and coordination, and workshop and seminar presentations. Furthermore, I am adept at fostering strong working relationships with all members of the local and school communities.
As Assistant Principal, I aspire to establish a school culture and educational program conducive to student learning and socialization. I seek to promote staff professional growth and development, as well as teamwork and cooperation. I coordinate my efforts with those of parents and family members to ensure students remain disciplined and focused, and receive appropriate attention to meet their needs.
I would embrace the opportunity to meet with you in person so we can further discuss, in detail, how my diverse skills and experience will allow me to make a valuable contribution to your school district. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Rupert M. Mopother
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