cover letter help - how do I word

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  1. luv2teach444

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    my last job? I was hired in January as a Pre-K teacher & thought that was it. Turns out in May I was pink-slipped - she said she lost a unit. SOOO back to hunting for a job.

    ANWAY - I'm updating my cover letter - what do I say...do I mention the first 1/2 of the year? I was a regular sub, then did an interim from Oct - Dec. Then I moved over to the other school in Jan - May - I was a hired teacher (salaried). I'm assuming I don't mention that I was pink-slipped, just that I was the teacher?
     
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    I don't think your cover letter should discuss previous job details, like when, where or for how long. All that information is in your resume. Try to look back on your time running your Pre-K classroom and see if you can come up with a story or two where you made an impact on student learning or success. An anecdote about a specific child can be very powerful. Tell that story in your cover letter.
     
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    okay - I need to change that - I had comments on what I learned while subbing (flexible, etc)
    Now to figure out an anecdote - those are SOOO hard for me! I have a kiddo who struggled with his name all year & finally got it the week before we got out - but that's they only hugely memorable thing for me
     
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    if you post your cover letter draft on here, people will post things to help you with.
     

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