Dear Mr Gebel,

As an admirer of Johnson Memorial Grammar School, I was really excited to see your posting for a 3rd grade teacher. Here’s why I’m an excellent match for the position.

In addition to having a Masters in Education and seven years experience, I currently work as an enthusiastic 3rd grade teacher at the Red Barn School. In this role I am responsible for 40 students in an inclusion classroom, which has allowed me to refine my skills handling extreme behavioral issues, while maintaining a focused class. I also prepare the children for the challenging state tests and foster their leadership and problem-solving skills by having them collaborate in groups.

Additionally, my attached resume includes all of the other requirements given on your job listing. For this reason, I believe I would be a great addition to your organization.

I will make myself available to meet with you at your earliest convenience.


Dear Ms Andrews:

As someone whose life has been shaped by Catholic education, I am thrilled to learn of your open position for an English teacher.

In May, I will graduate from St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and an Early Adolescence-Adolescence certification. My pre-service teaching experiences, including sophomore block with Jan Theyer, have shown me that Notre Dame Academy provides a nurturing environment dedicated to the growth of each individual student.

As a student-centered educator who shares your values, I would be a proud and dedicated member of your learning community.

My strengths as a student-centered educator include holistically educating my students and differentiating to meet their individual needs.
At St. Matthew School, I spiritually, academically, and personally educated my
eighth graders most significantly through a cross-discipline unit, The Saints.
Students’ objectives included following a research process, creating a final presentation, and connecting personally and spiritually with their saint.

I differentiated by providing student choice in their research and final project, which also motivated the students. For my Jewish student, I differentiated further, collaborating with his family to find a saint who has made an impact in the Jewish community.
In the end, students were visibly proud and knowledgeable of their learning, sharing their projects with the church community after mass.
I have also used technology to enhance students’ understanding of literature. The setting and ornamental language of The Scarlet Letter can alienate modern readers, so my Honors American Literature students at De Pere High School previewed recent films and music that refer to the novel. The students also explored the historical setting of the Puritans through a website and webquest I created (which Mrs. Thillman continues to use in her classroom).
Online chats supplemented the verbal class discussions and gave me an outlet to assess my more reserved students. These forms of technology raised students’ interest in the text and increased their understanding of the themes of the novel, as they align with the Common Core Standards.

As an educator who already shares your values, I would be a dedicated English teacher in your learning community.

Please feel free to discuss my interest in the position further by phone at (000) 645-3408 or by email at nat@gmail.com.
I will follow up the week of April 29 to discuss any questions you may havea bout my qualifications.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to communicating with you.


Dear Mr Toffler,

“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others” – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. I strongly consider teachers to be both the guidance and models for student success.
Based on my experience at Notre Dame Academy, I am thoroughly convinced students receive the best education possible from teachers.
As an excited candidate, I am writing in regards to the English/Language Arts position available at Notre Dame Academy. I learned about the position from the Notre Dame Academy school website and could not be more excited about the opening.

I am a St. Norbert College senior graduating in May with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a certification in Early Adolescence – Adolescence Education.

I believe the school’s mission to build a well-rounded student spiritually, educationally, and societally is an essential part of a students’ education. I would be a great fit and asset to both your school and faculty, as this job opportunity would accentuate the technological skills, desire, and drive I possess as an educator.

Throughout my extensive experience in the classroom, I’ve strengthened my ability to integrate technology in a positive way, which enhances student learning. For example, at Notre Dame Academy one of my unit plans on informational texts incorporated the use of MacBook Pro computers and the program iWeb, which allowed students to create their own websites. In taking the lead on this project, I collaborated with other teachers and community members to successfully implement this authentic activity.
At the end of my placement, when surveyed, students indicated this activity as their favorite because of its integration of their interests and learning all in one.

Another asset I offer is my experience with the International Baccalaureate program. I had the opportunity to observe and help facilitate an 11th grade Theory of Knowledge class where students questioned the basis of knowledge while critically analyzing evidence.
Lastly, as a new teacher I have been trained to use the Common Core Standards as a focal point for my unit plans. In using these standards to build objectives and facilitate student learning, I’ve also helped students reach their goals through differentiation.

In my 8th grade placement at West De Pere Middle School, I created a guided reading group unit plan that focused on the different levels of student reading and comprehension. Students were placed in groups that concentrated on leveled reading, learning, and comprehension to ensure each of my students learning needs were met.

My experience with technology, the International Baccalaureate program, and the Common Core Standards with differentiation among other skills and strengths, make me a very qualified candidate for this position. I will be following up with you the week of April 12th to make sure you received all materials needed for this position.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at (000) 222-0486 or natalia@snc.edu.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.


Dear Ms Hunt,

As a [newly-qualified/experienced] teacher with [number] years experience in a [primary/secondary] school setting, I feel I would be well-suited for the role of [job title] at [name of school]. Please find my CV attached.

The nature of my work in education has prepared me for this position. My interest in […] stimulated me to lead a project on […] My role here was to […]. As part of this, I had to liaise with […] meaning that I have developed skills in […]. I faced some challenges along the way, such as […] and overcame them by […]. The impact of the project overall was […]. This was measured by/ has been evidenced in […].

In addition, I have successfully employed a […] approach/ strategy when teaching and found that this led to many positive student outcomes, such as […]. A key part of my career is helping students reach their potential, which I work towards by focusing on […] when teaching.

As shown by my experience in schools, I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to do the best for my students. I am able to take on responsibility for learning and have experience of successfully managing a class. I also have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of this role.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in future.

Yours sincerely,

Dear Mr Robinson:
Students in sixth to eighth grades are interesting to teach, inquisitive, and relatively easy to influence for good. I would welcome joining your school district as one of the middle school teachers so I can provide excellent teaching and leadership to students in these grades. You could count on me to get involved with athletic events, as well. I find sports a good way to reach kids’ hearts and minds.

I’m writing this resume cover letter today to ask if I might come in for an interview so you can learn more about my experience, see my credentials, and also talk about what you’re looking for in a well-qualified middle school teacher. My specialties are English and social studies.
You can reach me at 646-234-6858 to schedule a meeting that fits your calendar. Thank you for considering me for one of the openings.


Dear Mr Rogers:

If you are looking for a physically fit, motivational, and spirited individual to make a strong and positive contribution to the Ridgemont Sportsplex, I invite you to review the enclosed resume detailing my experience and qualifications. As a supportive and goal-oriented professional with solid experience helping youth players to improve their performance, I feel confident that I would strongly benefit your facility as your next Sports Coach.

My experience includes coaching children in techniques, scrimmages, and official games across various sports to enable them to improve and excel while encouraging a lifelong commitment to physical health and exercise. With strong aptitude in a range of individual and team sports—complemented by my excellent interpersonal and leadership talents—I am certain to quickly become an immediate asset to the membership community at the Ridgemont Sportsplex.

Highlights of my qualifications include…

Instructing children from ages 8-14 in the proper techniques of sports including tennis, basketball, soccer, hockey, track, and volleyball, supervising up to 15 youth participants at any one time in classes, practices, and games.
Teaching youth players the fundamental skills of sports, touching on their histories, famous figures, and current sporting events.
Ensuring a safe and supportive environment for children through team collaboration, positive feedback, and a culture of encouragement and motivation.
Maintaining clean, secure, and well-presented facilities as well as ample equipment in good working order.
Building strong relationships with kids, parents, and school communities to attract new players and serve as an ongoing positive role model in children’s lives.
Handling basic administrative and operational tasks such as player registration, payments, emergency contacts, and records management.
Demonstrating a dynamic personality, enthusiastic and positive attitude, and stellar communication abilities.
Certified in basic CPR and AED; currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Sports Education & Management (expected 2018).
With my passion for physical fitness, coupled with my experience working with children to educate on and coach a variety of sports, I am confident that I can exceed your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing this opportunity in more detail.

Thank you for your consideration.