Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Sample a.k.a. Application Letter
What is the first thing you notice about this elementary teacher cover letter sample? Is it the color that is tastefully incorporated within the header and contact information? Now you might ask who cares about color in an elementary application letter.
I'll tell you who cares! The hiring administrator who has become bored with looking at stock cover letters cares. It is important that your application letter grabs the reader's attention and formatting and style is a great way to do this.
This elementary teacher application letter / cover letter will jump out at the reader immediately and should entice them to focus their attention to read on.
Though the color used within this example cover letter may have gained the reader's attention initially, it is the content that will ultimately sell the aspiring elementary educator to the school.
Donna-Marie's education, years of classroom experience, teaching skills, and greatest strengths are laid out in an easy to read manner, prompting the school administrator to view her matching elementary resume.
She has used her cover letter as an opportunity to discuss more in depth the areas of her teaching style that she couldn't in her resume. This is where you can really introduce yourself and your teaching personality to the potential school.
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You will also notice that she has addressed the letter to a specific person – the superintendent. Always strive to address your cover letter to a named individual. Using "To whom it may concern" is very vague and makes the reader think you've just sent out your resume and cover letter blindly to a whole bunch of different schools without caring to properly target your documents to the specific position. So, you can make a great first impression by addressing your cover letter to the hiring manager by name.
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189 Christopher Drive, New York, NY 89054
Mrs. Sally Knoles, Superintendent
Best School District
943 23rd Street North
New York, NY 80999
Dear Mrs. Knoles:
I am pleased to present my resume to you for consideration as an Elementary School Teacher with the Best School District. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, and a state of New York teaching license. With over 15 years of classroom experience, and the desire to provide all students with an excellent education, I am confident in my ability to be a valuable asset to your school district.
As my resume will demonstrate, my teaching career has been geared toward the empowerment of elementary school children. I have a strong passion to educate young minds and help them blossom into well-rounded, responsible, and successful individuals. Throughout the course of my career, I have had wonderful opportunities to teach diverse groups of students, including those with learning disabilities, those who performed at grade level, and those who were gifted/exceptional. As a result, I have become proficient at designing creative and stimulating lesson plans, which accommodate multiple intelligences, bring a hands-on approach to learning, and keep students interested and focused.
My greatest strengths include inspiring and motivating students. I actively engage their eager minds by incorporating a variety of manipulatives, enjoyable activities, and cooperative learning projects. In addition, I tailor lesson plans to meet their diverse interests, as well as demonstrate direct connections between the classroom and everyday life. Furthermore, I hold parent and teacher conferences on a regular basis to promote participation in the educational process, reinforce education in the home, and boost students' self-confidence and self-esteem.
I look forward with great anticipation to discussing with you the many ways in which I can make a significant contribution to your educational program. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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