Exemplary Teaching Cover Letters

Principal Cover Letter Sample 1: 

It is with great enthusiasm that I write to submit my name for a school leadership position. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Biology), a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Principal’s Certificate, and have completed some coursework towards an Ed.D. With 2 years experience as a Principal, 12 years experience as an Assistant Principal and more than seven years experience in hands-on teaching, I am confident that I possess the qualifications required to help your district promote its philosophy and goals.

As the attached resume will detail, I am currently serving as Principal at Lower Hauphin Area High School, where I am the educational leader and administrator in charge of all programs and initiatives. I am working closely with faculty to realign the curriculum to the Common Core and modify instruction to best prepare students for the Keystone exams. As an Assistant Principal at State College Area High School, I supervised a diverse staff and more than 2,500 students. As Activities Administrator, I spearheaded a faculty task force that successfully maintained over 90 student clubs and activities on a significantly reduced budget by encouraging faculty and staff to donate their time and expertise at little or no cost to the district. I have coordinated Classrooms for the Future and have utilized Standards Aligned Systems, Measures of Academic Progress and PA Value-Added Assessment to improve effectiveness of instruction. Additionally, I served five years as a Chairperson for the Middle States Association, an experience that has magnified my site planning and instructional leadership abilities.

My greatest strengths include: collaborative leadership, strategic planning, empowering educators to develop their leadership and instructional skills, independent academic program development in technology, science, and math, coordination and leadership in community and pedagogical programs, and identification / implementation of organizational programs. I foster strong working relationships with local and school communities and facilitate integration of initiatives designed to enhance the school environment.

As Principal, I aspire to a school culture and educational program conducive to student learning and development. Families are under tremendous challenges today, and I seek to foster positive behavior, student and faculty teamwork, and cooperation in the school environment. I initiate and lead programs to provide clear, concise information both internally to professional staff and externally to students and parents. My belief is that students make choices, and most of the time there are natural consequences for these choices. They should be held accountable in a consistent and fair manner.

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you personally to discuss, in detail, how my diverse skills and experience will allow me to make a valuable contribution to your school district. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Principal Cover Letter Sample 2: 

I wish to apply for the position of High School Principal, as advertised in the July edition of The News Times. I studied your requirements carefully and believe that I have the required qualifications and experience for this position. I request you to accept my resume enclosed with this application.

As noted on my resume, I hold a masters degree in education and a professional license in teaching. I have been working as Assistant Principal at Mayoor School since 2006. Before 2006, I was teaching middle school English at the same school.

My key job functions and responsibilities include:

  • Supervising all school personnel
  • Formulating and implementing programs, curriculum activities, policies, and budgets in a manner that improves the educational development prospects of each student and promotes the professional development of all teachers
  • Identifying the annual objectives for the instructional, athletic, and extracurricular programs of the school
  • Evaluating progress of the students and supervising and apprising the performance of the teachers

My resume highlights specific examples of my administrative and leadership duties. During my tenure as Principal, I have been complemented on numerous occasions by the school superintendent on my strong problem-solving, creative thinking, and long-range planning abilities. Additionally, I am adept in communicating with a diverse population.

I relish the range of challenges that are part of this job and enjoy working with students, parents, and teachers. My interests, strengths and abilities, along with my over 6 years of experience I believe, are exactly what you want for this position.

My enclosed resume provides more information on my education, professional experience, and achievements. I hope you will give me the opportunity of a personal interview to help me understand your needs better and explain to you in greater detail how I can contribute to your school system.

Principal Cover Letter Sample 3: 

I am an enthusiastic professional educator with 17 years of successful experience. As you will note on my attached resume, I hold a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Arkansas State University. I bring to the table six years of experience as a middle school principal, one year of experience as an assistant principal, and ten years of experience as a school counselor. Currently, I am the principal of East Middle School in Memphis TN and am in charge of 630 students. In this role, I work collaboratively with teachers to ensure that students achieve academically in a safe learning environment.

Although successful in my career as a middle school principal, I am now seeking to combine my school leadership experience with my passion for mentoring and coaching new and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers at the high school level. Listed below is a summary of what I have to offer your organization:

Leadership Competence: Promoting student achievement by making learning a top priority; creating a shared vision; evaluating instructional practices; analyzing data in order to monitor progress and set goals; monitoring lesson plans; managing the curriculum; and designing, guiding, and leading professional development.

Administrative Competence: Maintaining a safe learning environment; selecting, inducting, and evaluating staff; managing the school budget; and overseeing day-to-day operations of the school.

Greater details of my qualifications and what I have to offer can be found on the attached copy of my resume. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you so that we can discuss the contributions that I can make to your organization. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Teacher cover letter sample

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



[Date]

Dr. Loretta Smith
Superintendent
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.

Sincerely,



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


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