The following is an example of a cover letter for a teaching position.
Sample Cover Letter for a Teacher
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Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,
I have a very strong interest in pursuing a teaching career. With experience working at both the elementary and high school levels, as well as in activities outside of the traditional classroom, I have a diverse background with much to offer.
My first classroom teaching experience was as a volunteer elementary school religion teacher at a local church where I worked for three years during high-school. In addition, I worked for several summers at a Sunny Beaches Arts Camp teaching theater, where I staged a play each season.
I have student teaching experience on the first and third grade level, in both suburban and urban school districts. I particularly enjoyed working with "at-risk" children and careful preparation of lessons allowed me to break down sometimes complicated concepts to simple examples that my young students could grasp.
Last year, while studying in Milan, I taught English to high school students. Managing the difference of abilities among my students proved a difficult, but satisfying, challenge. I tailored activities to maintain the interest of high-level students without intimidating less skilled English speakers.
My resume is enclosed. I will forward an official copy of my transcript along with references under separate cover. I will contact you next week to discuss employment opportunities. I look forward to speaking with you.
Thank you for your consideration.
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