I know it's probably annoying reading cover letter after cover letter, but I was just wondering if anyone could look over my cover letter and critique it. I have an interview on Monday, and I would like to have a great cover letter to start off on the right foot.. thanks! Dear ____________: I am writing to inquire about any available elementary teacher positions for the 2007/2008 school year. I understand that ABC School District seeks to (insert school philosophy). I believe that my desire to teach and my strong belief in a constructivist classroom will help me meet the goals I share with your school district. My experience is relevant and extensive as described in my enclosed resume. What my resume cannot illustrate are the intangibles that set me apart from other candidates. I place a high standard on learning; I believe that education is not only academic - it is emotional, social, and physical. A teacher should be a facilitator or a guide to hands on learning; not just the knowledge-giver. As a teacher, I seek to support my students’ learning, and work to shape them into life-long learners. I believe that it is the responsibility of the teacher to present the curriculum and material in a way that works best for the learner as an individual. I have completed over 250 hours of observations and student teaching in various elementary school classrooms throughout Long Island including; Special Education, Inclusion, Resource Room, and Mainstream classrooms. Each observation has enabled me to work both independently and interdependently with students and cooperating teachers in a classroom setting. This fall, I will begin working towards a Master’s Degree in Special Education (1-6) at XXX College. As a tutor in both the Hempstead and Roosevelt School Districts, I had the opportunity to work with a diverse student population. My students were not only culturally diverse, but diverse in learning levels as well. Since the students were learning at different paces I needed to differentiate my instruction and create exciting learning opportunities in order to teach them according to their unique needs. As a result, I have become a much stronger educator. The education program that I was enrolled in at 123 University broadened my awareness of current trends and developments in the field of education. I am confident that my professional hands-on experience and formal Childhood Education qualifications will contribute to the education your school district provides. I look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss how my skills can meet the needs of ABC School Dsitrict. I can be reached at the above telephone number and address. Thank you for your time and consideration.