Non Renewal: Do I mention in Cover Letter?

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  1. talknteach

    talknteach Rookie

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    Mar 2, 2019

    Hello! I am extremely bummed that in my third year as a probationary teacher (all teachers in my district have a three yr probation) my school enrollment is down and my principal had to cut my job. I am back on the job market AGAIN. I am crafting a cover letter. Should I mention that I am applying for jobs because of a non renewal as a probationary teacher due to low enrollment? Or should I say my position was terminated due to low enrollment? Or should I not mention it at all and leave them wondering why I am leaving my current job in the district? All my evaluations are excellent.

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  3. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Phenom

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    I would say, if asked only, that you were terminated due to low-enrollment and because you did not have seniority and were on a three-year probationary contract.

    And I’m sorry to hear that you were let go. Hang in there.
     
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  4. cheeryteacher

    cheeryteacher Enthusiast

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    If I were you I would not mention it in the cover letter, or at all unless asked. Low man on the totem pole is a very valid reason and one anyone looking to hire will understand. I wish you luck in your job search!
     

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