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Sample Cover Letter for Teachers


Cover Letter Etiquette

  • Correct format is important
  • Must be error free
  • Address an individual

Simple Format

  • Paragraph One: The letter’s intent
  • Paragraph Two: Argument/Qualities
  • Paragraph Three: Follow-up intentions

Key Points to Include

  • Position to which you are applying
  • Where you heard of the position if applicable
  • Demonstrate interest in that particular school district
  • Work experience
  • Unique experiences as a teacher
  • Express enthusiasm

Sample Cover Letter for Teachers

Jane Smith
444 Market Lane
Newport, Virginia 00000

June 1, 2012

John Doe
Happy Town High School
1234 Working Way
Newport, Virginia 00000

Dear Mr. Doe:

I am extremely interested in applying for a secondary level teaching position in your school district.  As a current resident of Happy Town, and proud alumnus of Happy Town High School, I have a unique understanding and perspective of the school system, district, and town residents. I would be honored to work with the dedicated teachers and staff that inspired me to become a teacher and influenced my teaching style.

As a 2011 graduate of State University, I have had experience teaching ninth and tenth grade algebra as a student teacher.  During this time, I volunteered to coach the girls’ soccer team and managed the spring blood drive.

As a member of the community, I understand the needs of our at-risk students and am interested in working directly with this group.  I currently volunteer as the math coordinator with a unique organization that provides free tutoring sessions for at-risk children.  I believe that my passion for my subject matter as well as my compassion and persistence will help me get through to these children to help them succeed to become productive members of the community.

It has been my aspiration to return to the school system that inspired me to pursue a teaching career.  I believe that my fondness for the town and its residents combined with my enthusiasm for teaching will be a strong addition to your staff.  I have enclosed my resume and hope to schedule an interview at your earliest convenience.  If I can provide any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me (provide two contact numbers).



Jane Smith

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