High school teachers need to possess a teaching certificate along with a degree depending on their area of teaching. They need to be able to plan lessons and impart knowledge in an effective way so as to provide the maximum benefit to students.

While preparing a job application, a high school teacher may get benefit from the following cover letter sample.




Sample Cover Letter for High School Teacher Resume


652 8th Avenue
Oakland, CA 24356
(200) 999-2222
[Applicant’s Email Address]

October 9, 2014

Ms. Sophia James
School Administrator
Oakland High School
77 Stanley Drive
Oakland, CA 88393


Dear Ms. James:

I’d like to offer my services in the capacity of a High School Teacher at the Oakland High School, as advertised on your website. Possessing a firm grasp of the most of high school subjects along with a meticulous record of teaching practices, I am confident that I am the right candidate for this High School Teaching position.

People tend to believe that teaching is an easy job – I beg to differ. There is nothing more challenging than imparting knowledge in an understandable manner. I possess the ability to communicate lessons in not only an effective way but in a fun manner also. My inborn patience and the ability to work effectively with young adults have earned me considerable success over the years. I am of the opinion that students will only learn when they are comfortable with a teacher which is why I strive hard to plan lessons based on individual student’s ability to learn.

You will notice two common threads throughout my teaching career i.e. I thrive on challenges and lead by example. I also comprehend the need for professionalism which is why I know just where to draw the line between a student-teacher relationship.

I am positive that I have sufficient skills and abilities to add to the success of your school. I may be reached at (200) 999-2222 if you need further information regarding my claims in my resume. I look forward to meeting with you in person. Thank you for taking out time from a busy schedule to consider my application.


Best regards,

Lily Lucas

Enc. Resume