Name dropping in cover letter?

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  1. TeachCafe

    TeachCafe Comrade

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    In a neighboring district I just noticed two positions open at an elementary school where I know 2 teachers from church. I've known these women for over 20 years. In another life, I could have been one's daughter in law.

    I slept in this past Sunday :eek: to ask them about it but I wasn't looking because the application was grating on my nerves. And the positions just opened this past Monday.

    How could I mention them tactfully in a cover letter? Or should I even do it?

    Should I wait until Sunday to ask them? I even double checked even though I knew but both are current teachers there even on the website under team pictures big as day
     
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  3. justwanttoteach

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    I wouldn't. Maybe list them as a reference and send it along with your resume? Cover letter should be more about you and your strengths...not who you know. (But then again what do I know)!
     
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    I agree... ask them to be references but don't name drop in your cover letter.
     
  5. heatherberm

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    I wouldn't mention them in the cover letter - I agree that that should really be about you - but I would absolutely mention that you're applying to them and see if they might be willing to put a word in for you with the principal. Depending on how the interview process there works it may or may not help, but it definitely wouldn't hurt.
     
  6. mkbren88

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    I wouldn't mention them in a cover letter but I've had applications ask if I know anybody who works in the district. Or if they ask how you heard about the district, mention them there.
     
  7. swansong1

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    I agree with this.
     
  8. Allison81

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    I guess I have no class...I totally would mention them in the cover letter!!! LOL.
     
  9. hatima

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    I would put them as a reference.
     

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