Cover Letter Critique for school I student taught and subbed at.

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  1. ChristianJock

    ChristianJock Rookie

    Aug 13, 2006
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    Apr 29, 2008


    The following cover letter is for the school I student taught at and full-time substituted at for over 2 years. In 2006, I applied for 4 positions they had available and never recieved a call nor rejection letter. Both the hiring principal and one of the hiring members were personal references so it was extremely frustrating when I didn't get a call for an interview.

    Now 2 years later, I'm reapplying to this school since they have numerous positions available. I would like an honest critique and help with my cover letter. I've included everything I can think of that the school looks for, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,


    Dear Mr. Smith

    The families that depend on _________ Elementary deserve a teacher who is passionate, personable, and has experience teaching in the ________ School District. I am certified in Elementary Education, History, and Adaptive Education, and familiar with Everyday Math, Guided Level Reading, Four-Block Reading, and the 6+1 Traits of Writing, so I am able to easily differentiate my instruction to incorporate a diverse range of learning. I am applying for the elementary positions you have available at ______and would love the opportunity to speak with you personally about these openings.

    Having student taught under ______in 2004, and substituted for 1.5 years at _______ Elementary, I am quite familiar with the methods and standards needed to succeed in your school. As a teacher at your school, I hope to motivate the students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities. I will provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages the students to trust their own opinions and discover what truly inspires them. Make no mistake, I shall foster the confidence needed to realize their full potential and provide the students with a positive atmosphere that will help them be successful in life.

    Mr. _______, I have been teaching 2nd grade at ______Elementary School in Florida since 2006, and substitute taught in the ______ Area and ________ School Districts prior to moving to Florida. I wish to relocate back to the _______ to be with my family, and I know I would make a great addition to the _________ Elementary School family. Please feel free to contact me at (904) ------- to set a time and date in which we could discuss the great opportunity to join your staff.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Warmest Regards,

    Stacey ------
  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Jan 2, 2007
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    Apr 29, 2008

    Another great letter! I didn't see any grammar problems with it, but someone else might.

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