Elementary Principal Cover Letter Sample

This client was looking for a new challenge as an elementary principal - this sample cover letter represents the applicant's strong ability to make decisions, promote values, and develop a top-notch school team.

This elementary school principal cover letter example showcases the client's education and credentials, and years of administrative and classroom expertise. Judith's leadership skills, relevant personality traits, and enthusiasm really stand out. Keywords such as staff development, faculty goals, multicultural awareness, and gender sensitivity will ensure the cover letter makes it past the scanner and to the human eye.

You will notice that the cover letter matches the principal resume sample in formatting, style, font, and borders. This ensures consistency between documents and makes for a visually pleasing, matching application package. The examples of the teachers and school administrators resume on this website are only a selected few styles/templates we use. When we design and write our clients' resume, the design, font, and formatting we use are diverse.

The content of each resume we write is extremely unique to the individual, we are NOT a 'resume mill' type resume writing company.

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The cover letter targeting an elementary administration position begins by highlighting Judith's years of experience, education credentials, and experience which will entice the reader to continue reading to find out more. We then go on to list her best skills as an administrator, as well as her past successes.

Using the two bullets to showcase leadership and administrative competence ensures the reader will notice these qualities, and be prompted to move on to Judith's resume. These two bullet points are very effective because they highlight her skills and experience without completely reiterating everything that is stated in the resume.

Repeating information is perhaps the biggest mistake that principals and other education professionals make when writing a cover letter. Cover letters are supposed to serve as a complement to your resume, describing your core competencies and passion for the job, not a mini resume. Although, you may repeat a few things, such as your degree and relevant certifications.

Instead of repeating similar information across multiple documents, take a couple of relevant accomplishments in your most relevant role and describe them in a little more detail. Add in specific facts if you can to quantify your achievements and make it easier for the reader to understand the full scope of your leadership accomplishments. If you are pursuing a school leadership position take the time to gather information regarding relevant achievements and skills.

Once again, whether you are wishing to secure a high school principal, middle school, head of school, or superintendent position show what makes you qualified to do the job. You can review many other cover letter examples on this website.

We then end the cover letter by providing information that is not in the resume at all. We describe her commitment to the students and staff that she serves by stating her educational philosophy. This helps a school to visualize what they can expect out of her leadership.

Lastly, the cover letter ends with the conclusion paragraph that states she will call to follow-up at a specified time. This is a great tactic that ensures future communication.

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Elementary Principal Cover Letter Sample

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Mr. Rodney Taylor, District Superintendent
Rockville Elementary School
1256-56th Sparrow Lane
Lake Erie, OH 45268

Dear Mr. Taylor:

I am pleased to present my résumé to you for the position of Elementary School Principal with Rockville Elementary School. I have earned a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership, Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and an Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Administration. With 15 years of classroom and administrative expertise, I am confident in my ability to become a valuable member of your academic team.

The enclosed résumé will highlight my career accomplishments, showcase my exceptional leadership skills, and demonstrate my positive track record of administrative responsibilities and achievements. For the past ten years, I have served as a middle school principal, where I have gained experience in coordinating and overseeing program initiatives, optimizing the learning experience, staff development, curriculum planning and development. As a result, I have developed excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, critical thinking, and people management skills, enabling me to effectively coordinate with and direct a varied group of students and staff.

Some key points in considering me for this position include:

* Cultivated a good rapport with school and local community members to portray a positive public image of the institution.

* Designed parent workshops, launched fundraising initiatives, and organized school-wide activities that sparked the interest of the entire school.

* Developed and implemented plans and programs that enhanced student learning.

* Served on the Superintendent's Advisory Committee, conceptualized after school enrichment/STEM programs, and arranged student tutoring programs that incorporated multiple learning standards, across multiple content disciplines.

What the enclosed resume cannot explain is my uncompromising view that all students can learn, given a positive learning atmosphere that welcomes exploration and enhances student confidence. It is my belief that an educator's mission is to make school enjoyable and exciting – if students look forward to attending school, they will want to LEARN. I believe that is what school is all about.

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my extensive experience and skills will advance your academic program. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Judith Block

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