A cover letter for elementary school teacher’s position introduces your job application and resume. The only purpose of this document is to personalize and present your qualifications, skills and attributes for a teaching position and is written to obtain you an interview.
A cover letter for an elementary teacher job consists of three to four paragraphs:
First Paragraph: In the opening paragraph, mention your interest in elementary teaching position with a specific employer. Indicate the resource you learned about the opening. This paragraph is a good opportunity for you to mention your core skills which would enable you to perform your job well.
Middle Paragraph(s): In the second and third paragraphs, mention your relevant experiences, education and qualifications in a precise and clear manner. These paragraphs must be written in an attractive way to persuade the principal or hiring manager that you deserve an interview. Avoid generic statements because most school administrators are too busy to go through copied letters.
In fact, these paragraphs will provide you with the opportunity to prove yourself an effective candidate for an Elementary Teacher position. You may use bullet points to make your cover letter more effective.
Last Paragraph: Use a proactive approach in the last paragraph. Request an opportunity of interview to discuss how your skills would be valuable for the school. Mention the steps you will take to follow-up on your application. Don’t be so aggressive as to appear distressed, but, be self-confident in initiating an interview.
➜ Avoid using pronoun “I” in the beginning of every sentence
➜ Change the structure; review and rewrite every sentence to ensure a polished version
➜ Don’t repeat the same idea
➜ If you have an enclosed/attached document (resume, recommendation letter, transcript), type “Enclosure/Attachment” two lines after your name and signature
➜ Limit the letter to four paragraphs and one page
➜ Use supreme quality paper for your cover letter and resume
➜Avoid folding: Send your letter in a big envelope
➜ Sign your cover letter before sending and maintain log /copies
➜ Reread your letter at least three times to catch typos or misuse of words
666 Example Ave
Houston, TX 65524
December 21, 2015
Ms. Cristina Preece
AAA School District
2227 Some Street
Houston, TX 65221
Dear Ms. Preece:
In response to your recent advertisement for the position of Elementary Teacher at AAA School, I am submitting my resume for your consideration. My Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Texas Teacher’s Certification with Elementary K-5 endorsement and five years’ extensive experience make me a good fit to this position. As a flexible, open-minded and self-driven individual, I am eager to leverage my capabilities for the development of students at AAA School.
Following are some highlights of my attributes which will be of particular interest to you and enable me exceed your expectations:
● Demonstrated ability to prepare extremely well for classes assigned
● Track record of creating a favorable classroom environment that is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
● Well-versed in preparing and implementing lesson plans to meet the varied learning styles, abilities, and requirements of students in a culturally diverse environment
● Highly effective in planning activities and projects that are relevant to students’ needs
Furthermore, I have a thorough knowledge of Texas Core Curriculum and eager to train in the IB Curriculum. My proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software is an added strength of my profile. Over and above, I offer students with varied learning surroundings which will help fostering students’ cognitive and social growth.
As an self-directed, resourceful and enthusiastic teaching professional, I would like to meet with you in an interview to discuss my skills and abilities in detail. I will contact your office next week to follow-up on my job application. If you need any additional information in the interim, please feel free to contact me any time at (000) 999-9999.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
344 Ellis Sq ● Pella, IA 56939 ● (008) 444-3333 ● joyce @ email . com
Monday, December 21, 2015
Mr. Kline Fredrick
877 Heavenly Sq
Pella, IA 56939
Dear Mr. Fredrick:
My experience and training directly qualifies me for the advertised Elementary School Teacher position at ANC School. I Offer:
● Eleven years of diverse teaching experience and formal training to teach at the elementary level
● Demonstrated ability to construct and implement effective lesson plans based on the given curriculum
Like your motto, I also believe in the uniqueness of each child and have devoted many years in devising and implementing various strategies for differentiated instruction in medium to big sized classrooms.
Having served at various private and public sector schools over the past decade, I have embraced modern and contemporary teaching strategies progressively and excelled as an elementary teacher year after year. I am well versed in all typical duties of this role which has allowed me to rise above the regular activities and I have developed reputation of a highly innovative elementary school teacher.
I would appreciate an opportunity to see you in person and discuss my relevant achievements with you that highly speak of my potential as an elementary school teacher. I have also visited two of your schools and bring some relevant constructive suggestions to maximize the use of available teaching resources for the benefit of enrolled students at ANC School.
I will follow-up on next Thursday. You are welcome to give me a call at (008) 444-333 anytime in case you like to speak earlier. Thank you for your time and consideration.