Typically, letters of interest are written to express your will to work for a company – in essence, they are just like cover letters, the difference being that they are not in response to a job advertisement or a vacancy announcement.
Letters of interest may be written if an individual wants to work at a position within a certain company and would like to be informed if there may be a possibility. Letters of interest are accompanied by resumes just as cover letters are.
For an educational assistant’s position, a letter of interest will chart out your skills and experience regarding the position that you are applying for. You may provide information of your ability to develop and nurture learning environments and assist in classroom instruction.
What follows is a sample letter of interest for an educational assistant’s position:
December 19, 2014
Ms. Courtney Henderson
Athens Public Schools
7192 Brendon Oaks Road
Athens, GA 21027
Dear Ms. Henderson:
I am writing to inquire if there are any vacancies for educational assistants anticipated for the academic year 2015 – 2016 at Athens Public Schools. In May, I will have attained my certification as an educational assistant and will have also completed all the requirements set by the State of Georgia.
At the moment, I am teaching grades 1 and 2 at the Grove Elementary School in a teaching aide role. Owing to the position I hold, I have had the opportunity to observe and learn from lead teachers as they work with small groups of elementary school students. This has been a tremendously positive experience as I have often been asked to take on the responsibility of complete classroom instruction. Due to my strong background in elementary teaching, I was entrusted with coordinating and supervising the summer camp for students at the elementary level this year. This program involved curriculum development and lesson implementation which furthered my knowledge of handling and implementing elementary programs, which I believe is a huge plus in my career docket.
I look forward to working in a child-centered environment such as Athens Public Schools I request you to supply me with an application form so that I can provide you with my details in case such an opportunity arises. My resume is enclosed with this letter for your reference.
Thank you for taking out the time to read this letter. I anticipate a reply from you soon.