Letters of interest, although possessing the same general features, are not the same as cover letters. While the main essence may be similar, elementary teacher letters of interest are written in different circumstances. When an individual is interested in a job at a certain school but there are no available or advertised jobs, he or she takes a chance and sends in a letter, expressing his or her interest in working for them.
If you look through the contents of a letter of interest, you will see that it is as eloquent and informational as a cover letter is. The difference is perhaps in the opening – you do not write this is with reference to your advertisement in… Instead, you write something like I would like to be considered for an elementary teaching position for when an opening occur.
See the difference? Letters of interest need to be “interesting reads” if you want them to be considered. Since there is no apparent need for hiring someone, employers hardly give a second glance to letters of interest. However, if you make it obvious that you have something to offer that others haven’t been able to contribute, you might just get a positive answer!
Here is how an elementary teaching letter of interest can be written:
545 Mall View Road
Miami, FL 31020
January 22, 2016
Ms. Grace Simmons
Falcon Elementary School
9 SW 55th Street
Miami, FL 33193
Dear Ms. Simmons:
Please review the enclosed resume for a potential elementary teacher position at Falcon Elementary School. As an experienced grade 4 teacher, with over 12 years of expertise in handling curriculum development and lesson planning activities, I am eager to contribute to Falcon Elementary School’s mission.
Being supportive of RTI (Response to Intervention) approach to instruction, I am effectively able to implement correlating strategies in an elementary school environment. Moreover, I am well-versed in using technology to track student progress and prepare assessments and evaluations. My teaching methods are unique as I work in a collaborative manner and can easily incorporate activities-based teaching methods into regular teaching streams.
With demonstrated ability to translate lesson plans into learning experiences to instruct students in language arts, social studies, mathematics, science and health, I believe that your school will be benefited from my fresh approach across many subject matters.
If possible, I would love to meet with you and provide you with a more comprehensive view of my teaching abilities. I will call your secretary to see the likelihood of future job openings. Should you need to contact me, please call at (000) 333-3333 or email me at meganelson @ myemail. com.
Thank you for your time and consideration.