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Sample Cover Letter
By Amanda Post

This is an example of a cover letter I used.

Header (same as resume)

March 7, 1998

Dr. Superintendent, Superintendent
Possibly My Future R-1 School District
524 W. Madison
City, STATE   Zip

Dear Mr. Superintendent

I would like to apply for a teaching position at the elementary level.  I saw your listing on the Internet (http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~career/job/jobform.htm) indicating that you will have Kindergarten and first grade openings this fall.  Please consider me for these and any other elementary positions that may be available.

After finishing up my student teaching in fourth grade this week, I am starting my second block in Kindergarten at Rountree in Springfield.  This May, I will graduate from Southwest Missouri State University, and my certification will be in both early childhood (PK-3) and elementary education (1-6).  I have always been committed to continuing my education.  This summer I will begin work on a Master's in Reading degree.  Later this month, I will attend a Wright Group integrated language arts workshop.

I am very interested in the positions at your school for several reasons.  First of all, my emphasis is in early childhood education.  In addition, I grew up not far from [your town], and since I plan to relocate to the community in which I teach, I would still be close to my family.  It also interests me that your school is hosting a Kagan Cooperative Learning workshop this summer.  I have spent many hours working with a teacher who is trained in Kagan Cooperative Learning.  I like the results I have seen, and have enjoyed experimenting with some of the structures myself.

I am a teacher because I enjoy hard work and helping others find success.  I want my students to experience meaningful, interesting learning that applies to their lives.  I believe this can be accomplished through the use of hands-on/minds-on activities, cooperative learning, an integrated curriculum, and, when possible, technology and the internet.

Please refer to the enclosed resume and list of references.  I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your school's goals and how I can help you meet them as a teacher.  I can be reached at Rountree (999/999-9999) until 3:00 p.m., or at home (999/999-9999) after 4 p.m.  Thank you for your consideration.

In Anticipation

Bea A. Teacher


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