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Writing A Resume Cover Letter For A Teacher

If you’re applying to be a Preschool Teacher, you’ll want to round out your application with a professional cover letter. Our free to use Preschool Teacher Cover Letter Sample will help you make a great first impression so you can get through the door. Use ours to help write your own, or just copy and paste your own information over ours for a good frame.

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  1. Preschool Teacher Cover Letter & Resume Samples (Image)
  2. Preschool Teacher Cover Letter (Text Format)
  3. 5 Tips for Writing Your Preschool Teacher Cover Letter

1. Preschool Teacher Cover Letter & Resume Samples (Image)

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2. Preschool Teacher  Cover Letter (Text Format)

Dec. 16, 2016

George Smith

Principal

Premier Preschool Academy

412 E. Roseville Parkway, Suite 4

Roseville, CA, 95661

(916) 454-5544

[email protected]

RE: Preschool Teacher Position Application

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am writing to apply for the position of Preschool Teacher at Premier Preschool Academy in Roseville. Your organization has a stellar reputation and, considering my years of experience and background in early childhood education, I feel I would make a great addition to your professional teaching staff.

I earned my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Sacramento State in 2007. I was an excellent student and absorbed a tremendous amount regarding modern educational theory regarding younger learners, a proclivity I have retained in my own study since graduation. After graduation at Sac State I received a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, making me a professionally certified teacher for pre-primary learners.

Furthermore, in my years as a preschool teacher at two different and high quality establishments, I have led classes as large as 22 students and taught kids as young as 3 years old. I have been instrumental in helping my schools develop curriculum and programs for their classes, and seen real improvement in students I’ve worked with. For example, a drama program I helped established was responsible for a 50% improvement in speech test scores for our Pre-K students.

With my strong work history and topical education, I am confident I would fit in well at Premier Preschool. If you are so inclined, I would jump at the opportunity to visit you for an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration of my application. I look forward to hearing back from you at your convenience. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Sally Jones

Enclosed: Resume

3. 5 Tips for Writing Your Preschool Teacher  Cover Letter

1. Show that you’re a strong communicator: Because of the importance of communication in being a Preschool Teacher, this is your first and best chance to show how well you write and interact. Be perfect in your delivery, grammar, and spelling. Write with strength and clarity. Confidently get your points across.

2. Highlight experience and skills: It’s important to talk about your experience teaching as well as your teaching skills. Even if you were recently a student, discuss any teaching experience you have. Also, mention what attributes you have that make you a great candidate. Talk about your soft skills and teaching techniques.

Remember that your application isn’t just telling your future boss what you have done, but also how well you have done it. Make yourself look good, and don’t be afraid to assert yourself.

3. Be specific: Use numbers where you can. If your biggest class was 30 kids, then say “30” instead of “big”. Also talk about actual tasks you have engaged in, not just general kinds of activities or responsibilities. Being specific will show exactly how strong you are.

4. Sell yourself: Remember that your application isn’t just telling your future boss what you have done, but also how well you have done it. Make yourself look good, and don’t be afraid to assert yourself. The point of your application is to make yourself look amazing, because you know you are.

5. Steal from the job post: You should use phrases and words that come directly from the job posting. This echoing acts like keywords in the mind of an interviewer. In other words, these are the specific features they are looking for in a candidate, and using exactly the same language shows them how close you are to perfect.

The below cover letter template was crafted for the position of English Teacher, however it’s general layout and professional format can easily be used for all types of teaching jobs. Simply download the template and replace the placeholder information with your own. So feel free and go ahead and copy the style of our professional resume writers, we won’t tell!

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The cover letter template (right) below was written specifically for the matching English Teacher resume sample on the left.

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English Teacher CL Templates

(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address

Date

Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. (Manager’s Name)

I was pleased to learn of your need for an English Teacher. I have ample experience in applying appropriate teaching and assessment methodologies, and am expert at designing and developing educational objectives and preparing teaching material. I am prepared to become an immediate team player within your organization.

The following are highlights of my skills and accomplishments:

  • Presently working at Pathways Primary School as an English teacher relied upon to assess and look after 150+ students throughout the term.
  • Possess an ability to communicate complex information in an understandable way students can easily comprehend.
  • Prior experience of adopting distinctive teaching methodologies, documenting all lessons, organizing healthy group discussions, and mentoring troubled students.
  • Previously employed with Mount Hill Secondary School where I successfully increased the writing and reading comprehension test scores by 16% over three years.

My strong initiative and exceptional organizational skills, combined with my ability to work well under pressure, allow me to play a crucial role in fast-paced teaching environment. Furthermore, I am capable of simplifying lesson plans to achieve curriculum objectives, without sacrificing quality. I believe I will reach and improve upon your school’s education standards.

Enclosed is my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally how my skills and strengths can best serve your institution.

Sincerely,

Name

Address

T: Phone number

E: email address

The number of “key bullet points” you include on your cover letter should be between 2-4 and should not exceed 5

Including numerical quantification is a great way to make both resumes and cover letters stand out to readers. The above sample does this by stating that test scores were “increased by 16% over three years”. Consider reviewing your work history and trying to find an achievement that can be represented in numbers.

Note many of the above key bullets begin with targeted action verbs. Starting with action verbs is key in grasping HR attention and holding it through the duration of the bullet point. Consult this complete list of action verbs for ideas on how to start your own bullet points.

Wrap your key bullet points with an introductory paragraph, an optional descriptive paragraph or two, or several key bullet points, ending with a closing paragraph and request for follow-up interview.

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