Elementary Teacher Cover Letter

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June 30, 2010


Harold Burns, Principal
Home Town Elementary School
123 Maple Street
Home Town, IL 60601


Dear Mr. Burns,

I’d like to put my commitment to education and my seven years experience in classroom teaching to work as a 4th-5th grade teacher at Home Town Elementary School.

As a 5th grade teacher at Burnside Elementary School in Springfield, I successfully developed and implemented a new math education program integrating multimedia support and self-paced learning modules. This program, which went on to receive statewide commendation from the Illinois Department of Public Instruction, could be a good match with your school’s educational goals, as identified in the Home Town School District Superintendent’s School Planning Report for 2009-2010.

I strive to create learning environments which motivate and inspire students, while providing them with the disciplined educational approach needed to establish a firm foundation for lifelong learning. I use frequent and varied assessment practices to ascertain each student’s level of development and monitor progress towards appropriate goals. Through weekly communication with families, I strengthen and increase parental involvement with their children’s education.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and am completing course work for my Master’s during the summer months. In addition, I have completed in-service training in Classroom Technology, Student Skill Assessment and Testing, 21st Century Curriculum Development and School/Community Integration.

I would like to schedule an appointment with you to learn more about your vision for Home Town Elementary School, and to tell you a bit more about my background. Please contact me at 615.432.1234 or [email protected] and let me know how to proceed. Thank you for your consideration.



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