Cover Letter Education Major
555 Main Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
February 21, 2014
Dr. John Anderson, Superintendent
Great City School District
555 Main Street
Great City, WI 55555
Dear Dr. Anderson:
Your recent posting on WECAN interests me because my background and interests match your requirements for a fifth grade teacher and volleyball coach. In addition, I am familiar with the Great City area and would be very interested in living and working in your community.
As the enclosed resume indicates, I will be graduating in May 2014 with a baccalaureate degree in elementary education from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. My educational experience at Viterbo has involved rigorous coursework, coupled with extensive time spent in area classrooms. After completing nearly 200 practicum hours observing and assisting in classrooms, I have learned a great deal about classroom management and teaching strategies from experienced teachers in the La Crosse area. Fifth grade is one of my favorite age groups; I particularly enjoyed my student teaching experience in a fifth grade classroom in the Holmen School District. During that experience, I was able to work with the reading program utilized in your district. My cooperating teacher indicated he was particularly impressed by my ability to engage students in lessons and address the needs of students struggling to master concepts. During my middle school placement, my cooperating teacher complimented my classroom management and utilization of technology in lessons.
Previous employment experiences have also contributed to my preparation for work with children and youth. My position as a camp counselor at an outdoor adventure camp for middle school youth provided me with additional insight into youth development and with significant experience in supervising and interacting with the campers. Serving as assistant volleyball coach at the local Boys and Girls Club has been another valuable experience.
My resume and list of references are included for your review. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you in a personal interview. You may contact me by telephone at (555) 555-5555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.