High School Teacher Cover Letter Sample
Kim had developed her own high school teacher cover letter and resume for a teaching job but it wasn't generating many responses. In this educator cover letter sample, you can see that Kim has excellent teaching skills, a beneficial teaching style, a strong passion for teaching, and measurable accomplishments — we put them front and center.
In case you didn't know, a cover letter could also be referred to as an application letter, letter of introduction or letter of intent. Remember that your cover letter is your opportunity to introduce yourself to a potential employer. So, put your best foot forward!
Kim had just finished her student teaching practicum at a high school and is now ready to be a first-year teacher in a classroom of her own. So, even though she lacks experience, it's important to showcase the passion as a new teacher, as well as her teaching philosophy and style so that a school can determine whether she will be a good fit.
This sample secondary teacher cover letter highlights Kim's goal and ability to provide a stimulating classroom environment, which optimizes the learning experience to help all students reach their full potential.
We made sure this academic cover letter written to secure a high school teaching position matches her high school teaching resume in format and style, ensuring consistency and visual appeal.
As well, when writing a cover letter for a teaching position, you want to have a strong introductory paragraph that clearly states what position you are applying to, as well as a closing paragraph that discusses follow-up and thanks your reader for their time and consideration.
Your body paragraphs should be two or three paragraphs total and should not be too long or wordy in order to keep your reader's attention. And, unless specifically stated otherwise by the school you are applying to, your cover letter should always be kept to one page in length.
At the end of the cover letter, below her name, you will notice that Kim has the word 'enclosure'. This is so she can specify what other documents have been enclosed with her job application letter. This will ensure that her application remains together for this teaching job position.
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KIM A. SMITH
10710 – 90th Street • Sacramento, CA 99999
Phone: 555-590-2444 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Todd Blair, Superintendent
DEF School District
4589-27th Ave, East
Sacramento, CA 99999
Dear Mr. Blair:
It is with great interest and anticipation that I am seeking to secure a Secondary School Teacher position with your school district. As an enthusiastic and dedicated new educator with hands-on student teaching experience, I would love to be a member of your academic team. I believe that my instructional abilities, combined with my strong interpersonal skills and work ethic can greatly benefit your educational program.
I believe that experiential, inquiry-based education is the key to success for high school students. As a teacher, I hope to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities and discovering what truly inspires them. I aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages students to trust their own opinions, while fostering confidence in order for students to realize their full potential.
As a teacher, I am committed to doing anything I can to help my students learn and achieve their goals. I will work hard to come up with lessons that will help every student better retain the subject matter. To this end, I will incorporate participatory activities, technology, guided practice, problem-based learning, and real-world applications to help students make progress and build on their skills. Through my teaching experience thus far, I have found that facilitating rather than dictating is a highly beneficial style of teaching. I have learned that if students construct their own learning experiences, they will not only retain information longer, but they will also become more confident in their abilities.
I love working with students and will continue to strive to be a positive influence in their lives. I realize how vital education is in the preparation for young people to achieve success in all endeavors set before them. I hope to instill a love of learning and a desire for constant knowledge within each student.
Being a highly motivated and passionate educator, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my teaching style and skills would benefit your educational program. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Kim A. Smith
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