Just a quick background on me. I have been substitute teaching since Mar 08. I have worked in the field of childcare since I was 16 (usually summer jobs, then more permanent after I graduated highschool). I am now 19 years old. I am applying for a LTS position for be put in a pool of candidates in a county outside of the one I sub (the one I sub for hires LTS as they are needed and it's more or less about being in the right spot at the right time). I am currently working towards certification in Elem. Ed. by attending community college. ------------------------------------ Your Human Resources department has advertised two job openings for which I am particularly interested in. I am interested in becoming a long term substitute teacher for either Elementary Education or Physical Education. Both of the positions are advertised as an area in which a pool of candidates will be created. I feel that my years of experience working with diverse groups of Baltimore youth, makes me a qualifying candidate. Please consider me for those positions and any others that you feel I am qualified for. As my resume will demonstrate, my career in the field of education is just starting to unravel. However, I feel that my extensive job history of working in the fields of education and childcare as well as that of other part-time positions to help support myself has helped impose a strong work ethic upon myself. My experience in the childcare field has offered me experience working with children in both academic and self-enrichment environments. Meanwhile, my experience as a substitute teacher has been an invaluable and irreplaceable experience. It has helped me develop many skills varying from classroom management techniques to Maryland’s voluntary curriculum. My continuing college education has helped me develop a strong background, but I would not be so confident in myself without my dedication and will to continuously learn and grow. I would like to have an opportunity to work as a long term substitute teacher because it will help me strengthen myself as an educator. I enjoy working with children because there is no greater satisfaction in life than to know that you have helped somebody else grow, mature, and develop as an individual. I would enjoy an opportunity to talk with you or someone from your department to see where my experiences and personality would best suit all parties involved.