I am planning on going to a job fair on Wednesday looking for a position in western PA. The number of districts actually from my area are pretty slim [about 10 out of the 112 total districts that will be there], so I would really like to stand out to them. I know my cover letter could use some work. I haven't decided yet if I will create a separate cover letter for each school or just a general one. But here is my general cover letter. If anyone can critique it and give some feedback I'd greatly appreciate it. Here it is: To Whom it May Concern: I am interested in being a teacher in western Pennsylvania. I am a Pennsylvania certified teacher in grades K-6 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education Services from "X University". Currently, I am a substitute for "so and so school districts". I will also be obtaining my Master of Science in Special Education from"X University" in December 2013. I have worked in daycares, schools, and also as a Therapeutic Staff Support to students with disabilities. I believe that along with my love for children, it is important to bring extra experiences and real-life examples to each lesson as an educator- that is what I am passionate about. Even as a day-to-day substitute in my current position, I try to show my love for teaching and children by adding a “little something extra” to the material I teach each day to different classes. My experience with children goes beyond the classroom. I knew I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was two years old, according to my mother. Having younger siblings gave me the opportunity to work with children as early as seven years old. I have always been driven to get involved with children. I began working in the classroom at age twelve as a volunteer working in the CCD program at my church with a special needs child. I have always been driven to work in as many formats as possible with children to get a widely ranged background in education. I believe that my years of experience with children, from daycare settings to elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms as a substitute teacher, make me an ideal match to be a teacher in your district. I thank you in advance for your consideration for this position. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to critique this!!!