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Cover Letter for Teachers

Today, a cover letter has become mandatory for every job application. It introduces the prospective employer with some basic information regarding the candidate. The following article will give you a better idea of what to include in a cover letter.
Kundan Pandey
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2018
A cover letter and resume are often mistaken to be the same, but are actually two different things. A cover letter is like a preface (a short introduction) whereas a resume is a detailed summary of the candidate's academic and work history. Along with a well-documented resume, a cover letter is also equally important to brief the hiring committee regarding the particular candidate's professional aspirations.

Consider These Before Writing

A good cover letter is crucial for giving a gist of your career to the prospective employer. Here are some tips to consider before drafting the same.

Keep the format simple. The letter should be typed professionally with all the details mentioned accurately and properly.
Always give the exact number of years/months spent in a particular school, or university.
Describe all your abilities, achievements, and potentials in brief. Never fake the credentials and achievements as this could harm your reputation.
Avoid mentioning inappropriate information, like your religion, race, or political views.
Your cover letter should be short, impressive, and to the point. Your letter should, in fact, direct the hiring committee to shortlist, or review your resume.

Sample Letter
Name
Address
Phone Number
Email Address


Date:

Name of the Institution Head/Principal of the School
Address of the School or University


Dear Sir/Madam,

This is with reference to your advertisement in the (publication name) on (date) that sparked my interest. In fact, I was excited to see how my qualifications perfectly matched your set requirements. I'm pleased to present my resume for consideration as an elementary school teacher with the _____ school (mention the name of the school).

I hold a Master's degree in English literature from _____ (university/college name). I also have a teaching license from the state of _____ (mention the name of the place, like California, etc.). I have a rich teaching experience of 15 years in the elementary education field, where I had the opportunity to teach thousands of students. I have always loved teaching, and with each passing day, my enthusiasm to teach bright young minds increases with no bounds.

I am also an active member of the Teachers' Association that involves social pedagogy as well as teaching children with disabilities. Throughout my career, I have followed the philosophy of motivating and developing the urge for learning among students. I ensure that every student is involved in active discussions that I conduct in my class sessions, so as to increase the teacher-student interaction. I firmly believe that every student is unique and has some potential that can be evolved and improved with the efforts of teachers.

Please accept this letter as my genuine eagerness to contribute to the best of my abilities and be a part of your esteemed school. I thank you for taking the time to review my letter. Looking forward to a favorable reply.

Yours Sincerely,

(Signature)
Name of the person

Enclosure: Resume

Writing good cover letters is an effective strategy to win the heart of a prospective employer and doubles your chances of getting the job of your dreams. Just make sure that you write the cover letter without any typo, or spelling/grammar errors. Being phony/fake also won't help; so, avoid it at all costs. It would only hamper your chances of any further association with the firm. Here's wishing you all the best in your job pursuit.