Sorry this has taken so long. I totallly spaced it out. This is one of the samples, the only one I saved. You can use it, or change it. I wrote something similar for another placement, with just a few changes, but don't have that one. Happy Holidays
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Dear Parents and Families:
Your student may have mentioned the “new teacher” in their classroom, so I’d like to introduce myself. My name is (your name), and I am (teacher name) student teacher for this quarter.
I am a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls, studying to earn my Master’s degree in Education, along with a certificate to teach in special education. This is the culminating experience of my program for initial teacher certification.
My background includes more than 20 years of experience with children. I hold an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and have raised two children of my own. I have spent many hours as a parent volunteer in the classroom, in many different capacities, as well as coordinating school activities. I have also spent some time in a career in advertising.
I look forward to working with each of your students in many different academic capacities, as well as meeting you at conferences. I’ve already learned more than half of their names in just two days! Feel free to stop in and meet me.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call (teacher name) or me at the school.