Applying for a job in a high school as an English Teacher? Well, then we take it that you are exceptional at what you do. Teaching a group of preteens and teens is hardly many people’s idea of fun! However, if this is what you want to do, let’s see how you we can help you. If you are done with the resume part of the job application, it is time to write a cover letter to complement it. Cover letters provide you with an edge over other candidates who have not sent in one. Through a cover letter, one can provide specific information about one’s candidature to the employer.
If you are a teacher, you will have to be especially careful when writing a cover letter. You will be judged on your communication skills specifically, so make sure that you write well. Pay special attention to your specific skills – if you are an English teacher, you may want to place emphasis on your ability to teach drama and poetry. Specifications are what will lead to an interview opportunity.
So let’s cut to the chase – here is a cover letter sample for a high school English teacher position:
High School English Teacher Cover Letter Sample
52 9th Street South
susanross @ email. Com
Duncansville, PA 25144
July 27, 2016
Mrs. Samantha Williams
Blue Hills High School
980 Walker Road
Duncansville, PA 16658
Dear Mrs. Williams:
Having extensively taught English (both literature and language) to grades 9 to 12, I am confident that you will find my expertise parallel with your requirements for a High School English Teacher position at Blue Hills High School. Owing to extensive experience in creating and implementing core English language and literature curriculum and lesson plans, I am positive of my ability to contribute extensively to your high school program.
In addition to vast experience spanning a tenure of 12 years, I offer the following qualifications:
• Track record in assisting students in interpreting literature and poetry by providing them with historical backgrounds and contemporary insights.
• Adept at teaching students the structure and content of the English language, including appropriate grammar and sentence construction.
• Effectively able to create a positive educational environment for students to aid their learning and personal development.
• Interacts with students in a positive way to earn their respect and confidence, and assists them through troubling times.
As a driven individual who is talented in providing educational and behavioral intervention for students, I feel confident that I am the best contender. If required, I am willing to teach a practice class so that you can assess my teaching and mentoring abilities. My enthusiasm for providing quality teaching will definitely be a positive addition to your school. I will call you next week to arrange a meeting date and time. In the interim, you may contact me at (000) 127-7432 or susanross @ email. com.