Cover letter - What do you think? Update: Version 2 I am not getting interviews and I am trying to find out why. Can you critique my cover letter and let me know if that is a possible reason why? Dear Hiring Team: My name is Me and I would love the opportunity to interview for an elementary education position within School District X. I believe that my experience and qualifications would make a great addition to your school district. I have several years of teaching experience in kindergarten through sixth grade. Here are some of my qualifications and strengths: • Experience managing student data and achieved high test scores. In the past school years I have achieved 83% proficient or advanced in math and no unsatisfactory in reading and writing on State Test as well as demonstrating consistent gains for all students in literacy. • I foster a positive classroom environment. I use multiple classroom management and differentiations strategies to allow each student to feel confident and secure. I also send home weekly newsletters and notes to keep parents informed. • Experience with interventions and diverse students. I have worked as a building interventionist where I created individualized lesson plans using hands-on and curriculum based tools. I also have several years experience teaching in Title 1 schools. • My enthusiasm and passion for teaching are some of my best qualities. I enjoy working with a diverse team, I am flexible in my daily lessons and I am very organized in the classroom. I enjoy taking on challenges and love learning new teaching strategies. • I strive to create lessons that are engaging and interactive. I enjoy hands-on learning and teaching by inquiry. I try to make sure that my students not only know what a new topic is, but how and why it works and have the ability to apply it in any situation. It is my goal to combine my experience and my passion for teaching to create an environment where every student can succeed. If you will grant me an interview for a teaching position, I feel positive that when we meet you’ll see why I believe I’m the right person for this position. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Sincerely, Me P.S. I have worked in District X during the 2010/2011 school year and I would love to stay as a classroom teacher! I can be reached directly at 999-999-9999.