I just came back from a second interview with a school I really want to work in. Everything was fine, they liked all of my answers but then the principal asked about my lateness. She had my ratings in front of her which clearly shows that I have been absent a few times. I know that is one of my problems and I am honestly working on it. I gave her a very basic/stupid answer and want to redeem myself in the thank you letter. What do you guys think of this: Hiring Committee, Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet with you today. I found the interview very well structure and informative. I first applied to this school because the mission statement reiterated some of the things I believe as an educator, I am now even more enthusiastic to join a team that is reflective and led by a well organizer leader. One of the things that was mentioned in the interview and I think I should provide more information on is my lateness. As you could tell from ratings, my punctuality has improved. However, as a new mom, there were times when I struggled to arrived on time and was a few minutes late. But I have done things to improve. Another reason why I applied to Blah blah Middle School is because of the proximity to my house ( a 15 minute drive). I believe that the short distance, a new bedtime schedule for my daughter, and a strong desire to be a good role model for my students will ensure punctuality on my part. Thank you again for taking the time today, I strongly believe that I am a suitable candidate for the position. I would welcome the opportunity to become a staff member at Blah blah Middle School. I believe that I would be a strong contributing member to your staff. Please contact me if you have additional questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.