But the reality is that every teacher had to go through the very ordinary hiring process to get their jobs, just like everyone else.
If you’re a teacher, you want your cover letter to rock every bit as much as you do.
Always have a closing that leaves room for follow-up.
Yes, the reader knows that they can email you with any questions, but it’s a conversational way to close out the letter and move the reader on to your resume.
In my current position, I teach algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus to students in grades 9 through 12. Teaching has been my only consuming passion in life.
Over my ten years of teaching, I’ve made it a point to stay up to date on the most current pedagogy and teaching methods, and use custom lesson planning to develop relevant curricula for students in order to maximize their engagement on complex concepts. I eat, drink, sleep, and breathe calculus, and will not rest until all of my students are proficient.
First let’s start with the basics of a good cover letter, and what that means for your job search as an educator.
If you’re a teacher, your most basic goal is (most likely) to get a job teaching.
Before you start putting together your resume/cover letter package, do a little legwork about who will likely be reading this. The fact that you’re likely submitting these online, or writing an email, can lead to a false sense of shortcut familiarity.
If the job listing includes a specific name, great! If not, it’s worth doing a little digging online to see who will be on the receiving end. So even if you’re submitting your cover letter and resume digitally, treat the email like a regular letter.