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Cover Letter For Elementary Teacher

Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Sample 1:

I am submitting this letter to be considered for the elementary teaching position you currently have open. I was employed by Independent School District 622, as a fourth grade teacher at Leaver Elementary School for the past three years. Due to the budget cuts that took place in our district, my position was cut and I am currently searching for a new placement.

As a teacher, I take pride in nurturing and guiding my students to develop a love for learning that enhances their ability to become contributing citizens in their community. My patient, yet firm, and consistent demeanor has allowed me to be successful in reaching students with varying needs. Through well- planned lessons, enthusiasm, and a fair, but equal behavior plan, my classroom management skills have made a difference. In my experience, I find teamwork to be an essential element to achieving many goals, so I look forward to being a part of a team with these same passions for teaching. My dedication and caring for others has also directed my purpose at my previous schools where I was actively involved in the Parent Teacher Association, collaborated with fellow teachers on curriculum for the district, as well as acted as a facilitator in many areas of need. I continue look forward to becoming involved in district initiatives as I look to my future as an educator.

I have a wealth of experience working with elementary students in an urban setting. While working in Wisconsin in my earlier years of teaching, I found a knack for working to write curriculum to fulfill state wide benchmarks, differentiate lessons, and working to help at risk students. I taught in several after school programs to help students with homework, and in additional areas of need. During the past three years in our district, I have focused my work to develop Targeted Service programming to help at- risk students, working closely with Title 1 & ESL, and the RtI committee and using my Mathematics and Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop background to help. I have attended a number of workshops to improve teaching ESL students and differentiating my instruction.

I would love to have the opportunity to interview and share more of my beliefs and background. Please feel free to contact any of my references. Additional references are available upon your request. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Sample 2:

I came across your advertisement for the position of elementary teacher published in the employment section of “The Daily News”, and would like to submit my application along with my resume for the advertised position. I am interested in the listed position because I have had experience of teaching the students of 1st grade of a school whose curricula is similar to your school. My teaching experience has given me an opportunity to work with students from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as with students with special needs.

I have a total teaching experience of 3 years, and for the last two years I have been working with Rockwood School, Boston. In my present capacity as Elementary Teacher I teach math and social science to 1st graders. I regularly incorporate illustrated and manipulative materials as part of learning. This helps students grasp and remember the concepts better.

Teaching is so much about understanding the needs of students and devising teaching methods that will help raise their interest in the subject being taught and facilitate learning. To make learning fun and easy, I created a WebQuest, an effective inquiry-oriented lesson, in PowerPoint for my social studies students. The document, which was a huge success, focused on teaching the students about animals found in pre-historic era.

I also have had experience of working with three students with severe cognitive handicaps. To meet the needs of these children, I used co-generated pictures and American Sign Language for communication.

In my current position, I have showcased excellent multi-tasking, prioritization, project coordination, and time management skills. Along with my teaching skills, I bring positive and creative energy to the table and a strong desire and an unflinching commitment to work with other like-minded teachers for the betterment of students.

My enclosed resume lists my qualifications, work experience, achievements, and skill sets in detail. I sincerely hope that you would grant me the privilege of meeting you to discuss my application in a personal interview.

Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Sample 3:

I am writing to express my interest in applying for the elementary school teaching position that has been posted in Dallas. I recently graduated from Eastern University, Summa cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a major in reading and a minor in Spanish. I completed my student teaching in June in a first grade classroom in Spokane, WA. My husband and I moved to Dallas this month in order for him to attend law school at Southern Cross University.

I have a lot of experience working with elementary age students. These experiences range from teaching kindergarten religious education in my church to observing and assisting in a wide range of elementary school classrooms to student teaching in a first grade classroom. I have a passion for working with children and could not imagine myself in any other profession. Through these experiences I have built personal relationships with my students, parents, and school staff.

I am not only certified to teach elementary school, but also reading K-12. Through obtaining a reading endorsement, I have had a lot of experience with reading curriculums, strategies, and teaching methods. I have planned and implemented a Reader’s Workshop style reading program in the first grade classroom I student taught in. I am very confident in my abilities to teach a wide range of reading programs effectively. Creating a multicultural classroom environment in which all students can thrive and reach their full potential is extremely important to me. With my background in the Spanish language I believe I can bring another element to the classroom.

I will bring high energy, creativity, passion, and a team player attitude to your school. I am confident in my abilities to be extremely successful as a teacher in your building. Thank you for your consideration for this position. I hope you will give me the opportunity to interview so I can further discuss my qualifications for this position with you.

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Winifred Thompson
55 Oak St., Sometown, OH 44101 |  216-555-5555 | winifred@somedomain.com


Dr. Loretta Smith
ABC Public Schools
55 School Lane
Sometown, OH 44101

Dear Dr. Smith:

Ever since I started teaching at the elementary school level, I have been passionate in my commitment to three things: maximizing individual student performance, inspiring students’ interest in technology and instilling a sense of self-worth among all students. I have dedicated my career to each of these pursuits, as my enclosed resume will attest.

That’s why I was excited to see the advertisement on Monster for an elementary teacher in your district. ABC Public Schools has earned a positive reputation for celebrating diversity, achieving academic excellence and using technology as a learning tool. It would be an honor to teach your students and serve a district that maintains high educational standards and provides students with opportunities for personal growth.

My qualifications include 12 years of elementary teaching experience, MEd and BS degrees in elementary education, and a current senior professional educator (middle childhood) license in the state of Ohio.

In my most recent position as elementary educator for DEF Public School District, I developed and taught 4th and 5th grade curricula. For more than 10 years, I provided effective classroom management, creative lesson plans, detailed student evaluations and highly praised instructional delivery. As an enthusiastic volunteer, I founded and grew the school’s after-school technology club, an innovative program that covered diverse technology areas -- from Internet security best practices to PowerPoint tutorials. The program became so popular that it was the school’s only after-school program that was consistently filled to capacity.

Although I enjoyed my tenure at DEF Public School District, my position was eliminated last May following a round of layoffs. I am eager to resume my teaching career and would be delighted to interview for this opportunity. Please feel free to contact me at 216-555-5555 or email winifred@somedomain.com to set up a meeting.

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


Winifred Thompson
Enclosures: Resume, three reference letters, proof of licensure and college transcripts

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