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CV and cover letter examples for teachers

If you’re struggling to write a CV or cover letter for teaching roles, here are some examples to help you stand out, whether you’re a headteacher or NQT

You’ve heard about the school that’s just right for you. What next? What can you do with your application that will make you a certainty for the short list?

If you need some inspiration on what to include in your teaching CV and cover letter, here are our helpful guides – just remember not to copy them as exact templates.

Cover letter example:

Dear Ms Name,

As a [newly-qualified/experienced] teacher with [number] years experience in a [primary/secondary] school setting, I feel I would be well-suited for the role of [job title] at [name of school]. Please find my CV attached.

The nature of my work in education has prepared me for this position. My interest in [...] stimulated me to lead a project on [...] My role here was to […]. As part of this, I had to liaise with [...] meaning that I have developed skills in [...]. I faced some challenges along the way, such as [...] and overcame them by [...]. The impact of the project overall was [...]. This was measured by/ has been evidenced in [...].

In addition, I have successfully employed a [...] approach/ strategy when teaching and found that this led to many positive student outcomes, such as […]. A key part of my career is helping students reach their potential, which I work towards by focusing on [...] when teaching.

As shown by my experience in schools, I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to do the best for my students. I am able to take on responsibility for learning and have experience of successfully managing a class. I also have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of this role.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in future.

Yours sincerely,

CV template:

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CV and cover letter tips:

Always make sure that your CV is up to date, and relevant to the needs of the employer. In teaching, it’s not that you’re going to be one of many recruits shuffled around until you find your niche – you’re a one-off, in your own classroom, responsible for your own pupils from day one. Any CV or cover letter you send, whether speculative or for an advertised position, needs to be sympathetic to each different context.

Your cover letter, the person specification, and the job description are pieces of a complex jigsaw. Sometimes, these pieces need more context and that’s where your research comes in. Look up Ofsted reports, local news reports, school performance information. All these pieces combined make the picture on the box, and you need to take the whole thing into account. Employers know there might be no ideal match, but to get yourself on a shortlist, and be invited for interview, you need to present yourself as close a fit as you can.

If you’re an NQT or RQT (newly or recently qualified teacher), you might think that you don’t have the skills and experience to make strong applications – but this certainly isn’t the case. Schools always need new recruits, and it’s part of their role to develop you. Show them your potential by relating what you have learned from your experiences so far, where the challenges were and how you overcame them, how you’ve made a difference and what you feel you can offer on a personal as well as professional level.

More established colleagues will have more experiences to draw on, but be careful not to fall into the trap of talking about one year’s experience repeated fifteen times – you still need to show a sense of development and further potential. Having a few years’ teaching experience to call on can help your confidence levels, but remember that you’re expected to show that you had an impact, that your own initiatives or methods made changes happen and that those changes became embedded in practice. Explain a problem that you were aware of, how you intervened and what the situation is now like as a result. Be prepared to link this to the ultimate aim of improved pupil outcomes – it’s essentially how all teachers are judged.

The higher up the professional ladder you intend to go, the more guidance and feedback you need on the application you’re about to submit. Friends and contacts in similar positions to the one you’re applying for can offer insights that official descriptions can’t. Don’t stop there, though – talk to people in more senior positions. What would they be looking for if they were recruiting for a similar role? Ask for feedback on your letter, and from people who won’t just give you an easy time. Once you’ve got that feedback, trust it. Be prepared to start again, if necessary, so allow time within the process for this to happen. Dig deep into your motives, your letter needs to reflect the factors in education that really drive you. Think about what makes you smile at work and make sure you put that in.

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How to write a new teacher cover letter.

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Last Updated June 29, 2021

Guide Overview

A guide to writing a new teacher cover letter that stands out.

If you're a new teacher, you probably have little experience. But that doesn't mean you can't still craft a cover letter that stands out. Learning how to work around your experience can help you impress potential employers and increase your chances of getting the job. Read on to learn how to write a new teacher cover letter, as well as explore a template and an example for inspiration.

What is a cover letter?

A cover letter, also called an application letter or covering letter, is a one-page document that introduces your professional skills, work history, and personal interest in applying for a job. The purpose of a cover letter is to showcase your personality, expand on the accomplishments in your resume, and discuss why you would be a good fit for the organization or company. In general, your cover letter, together with your resume, helps employers or hiring managers screen your job application. A well-written cover letter can impress hiring managers and set you apart from other candidates. To avoid writing a generic cover letter, make sure to carry out thorough research on the organization or employer and the position you are applying for before you begin writing your cover letter.

Learn more:  How to Write an Entry Level Cover Letter

How to write a new teacher cover letter

As a teacher with little teaching experience, it can be discouraging when you have applied for several positions and received zero responses from employers. While you might feel like you want to give up on your job search, it is important to keep going and continue writing a cover letter that will impress potential employers. Here are the steps to writing a new teacher cover letter for a teaching job when you have little experience:

1. Indicate your complete name and contact information

At the top of your cover letter, indicate your first and last name, and write your contact information below. List your street address, city, zip code, state, contact number, and professional email address. Here’s an example:

James Young

123 Main Street, New York, NY 10001


[email protected]

2. Specify the date

Under your name and contact information, write the date you are sending the cover letter. Write it under your contact information, but make sure there’s a single space between them. 

3. Write the name and contact information of your recipient

List the first and last name of your recipient under the date, and make sure there’s a single space between them. Indicate the recipient’s job title, name of the school, street address, state, city, and zip code. 

4. Write a salutation

If you’re writing to a person in a professional capacity that you have known personally for several years, you can use their first name. For example, “Dear John.” However, if you don’t know the person well, make sure to use Dr., Mr., or Ms. as an appropriate salutation. Never begin your cover letter with information salutations like “Good morning,” “Hi there,” “Greetings,” or “Hello” if you don’t know your recipient’s name. 

5. Include an introduction

The introduction of your cover letter is your opportunity to make a strong first impression on the hiring manager. This section should explain who you are, the position you are applying for, the school’s name, and how you discovered the job opportunity. The introduction is also a great opportunity to state any connections you have with the school. For instance, if you know a previous alumnus or intern who worked for the school, you can mention his or her name in your introduction. 

Express your enthusiasm about the opportunity to teach in the school. It may also help to state any recent awards the school has received, accomplishments it has made, or other positive news or report you have heard about the school. Including this information demonstrates your genuine interest in the school and enthusiasm to contribute to their success. 

Here’s an example of a well-written cover letter introduction:

“My name is David and I am a recent graduate from Harvard University. I graduated in March with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. An alumnus forwarded me a job advertisement about your teaching position at East Elementary School. I am highly interested in this job opportunity, as I would make a great fit for your school.”

Learn more:  5 Perfect Opening Lines for Your Cover Letter

6. Highlight your relevant skills and accomplishments

The body of a cover letter might be the biggest challenge for candidates with little experience. It is also the section where many applicants make mistakes, as they don’t know how to emphasize their classroom experience and skills. 

Focus on your achievements, your training as a teacher, or your student teaching experience. Discuss how your training, achievements, and student teaching experience have made you a great fit for the teaching position you are applying for. If you have any non-teaching or volunteering experience where you worked with children, make sure to reference it. Also, express your love for teaching or working with children and your passion for making a difference in the field of education. Here’s a good example:

“I have experience working with children through student teaching and volunteering. I observed a fifth-grade class and worked under the supervision of a certified teacher. I helped write lesson plans and engaged learners in learning content through a range of formats. I also helped improve student engagement and saw a 30% increase in test scores during my time as a student teacher. This student teaching experience helped me learn some of the best teaching practices and greatly improved my patience, creativity, and organization skills.”

Learn more:  7 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

7. Emphasize your best qualities and explain why you are a good fit

Many schools want to hire teachers who are creative team players with excellent time management skills. While you consider yourself a great fit for a teaching position, you have to use examples that demonstrate your suitability for the role. The reality is, simply mentioning that you have strong time management and leadership skills won’t land you a job. When talking about your qualities or traits, it is important to talk about real-life examples. Make sure your examples are visual and succinct. 

Learn more:  How To Write A Job-Winning Cover Letter

8. Include a strong closing paragraph

Your closing paragraph should include a statement that reiterates your enthusiasm and interest in working for the school. You may also reiterate why you are a great fit for the role. Make it brief and include a statement that tells them you are looking forward to hearing back from them at their earliest convenience.

9. Write a formal sign-off

Under your closing paragraph, include a sign-off such as “Respectfully yours” or “Sincerely,” and then write your name in print underneath. Make sure to have a single space between them for your signature.

New teacher cover letter template

Here’s a template to help you properly format your new teacher cover letter template:

[First name, last name]

[Street address]

[City], [state] [zip code]

[Phone number]

[professional email address]

[First name and last name of the hiring manager]

[Hiring manager’s job title]

[Company name]

[Company address]

Dear [Mr., Ms., Miss, or Mrs. Hiring manager’s last name],


[Closing paragraph]

Respectfully yours, 

[Your first name and last name]

New teacher cover letter example

Here’s an example of a new teacher cover letter:

Alissa McCarthy

6666 Apple Avenue

Calabasas, California 6666


[email protected]

March 26, 2021

Henry Smith

West Elementary School

666 Clear Lake Drive

Dear Ms. Smith,

I’m writing to express my interest in the fourth-grade teaching position at West Elementary School, which I saw posted on Glassdoor. I believe my combination of communication and critical thinking skills, along with my teaching degree, makes me suitable for the position.

I have experience working with students through student teaching and volunteering. When I was a student teacher, I supervised and observed a fifth-grade class and worked under the supervision of a certified teacher. I helped develop lesson plans and engaged learners in learning content through a variety of formats. I also helped improve student participation and saw a 40% increase in test scores. This experience helped me improve my patience, creativity, and organization skills and helped me learn the best teaching practices. 

Combined with my degree in teaching, I plan to use my skills to foster the educational development of children and make sure they reach their academic potential. I believe that my passion and skills for teaching have prepared me for this teaching job at West Elementary School. 

I’m eager to learn more about this teaching opportunity as it continues to provide quality education in the Calabasas area. You can contact me at your convenience to schedule a time to discuss the job in greater detail and how my skills or qualifications align with the school’s vision, mission, and goals. Thank you very much for your consideration. 

Just because you only have a little experience doesn’t mean you can’t create an impressive cover letter. By following the above tips, you can write a cover letter that gets you noticed by schools and lands your first teaching job.

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Cover letter for teachers (with samples and writing tips)

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Any cover letter needs to be well written and properly presented; but a cover letter for teachers really should be as close to perfect as it’s possible to get. Teaching, of course, can be a difficult but extremely rewarding career, supported by the knowledge that the job helps students learn and grow. It can also provide job security, a good salary, and other benefits.

If you are seeking work as a teacher, you need to put your best self forward to land an interview.

Teacher cover letters are helpful when applying for a teaching position, because they can help you stand out and ensure the recipient looks at the attached resume. Your cover letter should emphasize your experience, education, and accomplishments, so that it serves as an overview of how your skills are a great fit for the job. Then, your resume fills in all the details.

Even if you have a stellar resume, a great cover letter can clinch the interview for you. This teacher cover letter guide will make that process easier.

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Elements of a teacher cover letter

Before you begin writing your cover letter, review your resume to help you craft your cover letter persuasively, and then be sure you have the following elements:

Strong opening

Begin by getting right to the point. Introduce your goal to apply for the teaching position. Give a summary of why you would make an ideal candidate for the job.

Skills that fit the job position

Tell the reader what skills you have that make you a good teacher. If you know something about the job, try to tie it to skills that would be relevant to the position.

Examples that demonstrate your experience

Be sure to demonstrate your experience by briefly noting specific achievements. This will show the reader what you have to offer, versus announcing that you would make a good fit. You can do this by mentioning pertinent tasks and successes. The person receiving your teacher cover letter will be looking for examples of how your experience applies to the job.

Highlight your accomplishments

Highlight your work accomplishments, or times you’ve gone over and beyond the regular job. You can also bring up any awards or certificates you may have earned.

Summary ending

End your teacher cover letter by restating how you would be a benefit to the school and an excellent fit. Finish with a brief closing statement that indicates your eagerness to hear back about the position.

Example of a teacher cover letter

The sample teacher cover letter below is formatted as a hard copy, to print, sign, and mail:

Andrea Hawley 93 Apple Street Hagerstown, MD 00099 555-555-5555 (h) 123-123-1234 (c) [email protected]

February 3, 2022

Ms. Janet Doe Hagerstown Elementary School Public Street Hagerstown, MD 00099

Dear Mrs. Doe,

I am writing to you with interest in the listed elementary-level teaching position at Hagerstown Elementary School. I’m a 20XX graduate of XYZ College with extensive teaching experience from first through sixth grade. I’ve worked in both large and small schools, and my passion for students and teaching makes me an ideal candidate for this position.

I have a broad range of elementary-level teaching experience and am currently teaching fifth-grade children at a suburban public school. Prior to this, I taught third-grade students in a private school and first and second-grade students in an inner-city charter school. Since your school is uniquely positioned to educate both suburban and inner-city children, I believe my experience teaching both groups will benefit your school.

My additional training and education helped me secure a certificate to teach special needs students. Working with special needs students for three years gave me an added depth of experience that would be an asset for Hagerstown Elementary School. I have used this experience to teach an annual class for soon-to-be foster parents of special needs children at the Department of Health and Human Services.

I read that your school is actively involved in engaging students in the community to provide them with hands-on experience. I have implemented community service projects into my classroom curriculum with great success. For example, as a student teacher, I created a teaching unit for third-graders on plant life, and we assisted with a planting project at the school. When we were done, the school grounds looked wonderful, and the students learned a lot about the plant life cycle. I am always looking for ways to provide my students with unique, real-life experiences.

I would love the opportunity to use my range of experience and skills at your school. My enthusiasm and compassion for all students will bring excitement and opportunity to the classroom. In addition, my involvement with staff collaboration enables me to be a team player at your school.

As a teacher with over a decade of experience, I believe I would make a positive contribution to your school district. I hope to secure an interview with you and look forward to hearing from you soon. You can contact me at (879) 620-5291 or [email protected] .


Andrea Hawley

Tips for perfecting your teacher cover letter

Double-check your work . After you write the letter, put it away for a short time, then look it over with fresh eyes. Check for any spelling or grammar errors and ensure the content flows smoothly.

Personalize the letter . Each school is different, which means you shouldn’t create a generic cover letter for all the places to which you’re applying. Make the letter specific to the school by highlighting something about it. Also, bring up examples from your experience that cater to the needs and goals of each school.

Use action and examples . When appropriate, give examples of how you achieved certain goals or used your skills in teaching. If your class tests near the top percentile rank in the national averages, you could mention that to show your abilities in a tangible manner.

Mention relevant extracurricular activities . If you are involved in any outside activities that involve working with children, put that in your teacher cover letter. This extra work reflects your dedication to children, belief in community service, and love of teaching.

Create quality work. Your cover letter is the first thing that the recipient will see. Be sure to make this your best work. Make your cover letter stand out and get the reader’s attention, so it will shine among the other cover letters.

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How to Write a Cover Letter for a Teaching Job

Research the school, look for relevant keywords, personalize your introduction when writing a cover letter for a teaching job, prepare an elevator pitch, highlight your achievements, pay equal importance to your conclusion, proof-read your cover letter for a teaching job, cover letter examples.

Teachers… we can never undermine their immense efforts into making us what we are today.

But even these extraordinary mentors have to go through the dilemma of writing a cover letter for a teaching job.

If you are someone who is going through their application for a teaching job . Then this blog is just for you.

Read on to find out more about how to write a cover letter for a teaching job along with cover letter examples.

A job application procedure cannot begin without researching the company.

In this case, the school where you are submitting an application for a teaching job.

Researching the school also plays a crucial role while writing a cover letter for a teaching job.

It will not only give you a perspective on the school’s culture but also the people involved in the job application process.

This vital piece of information is important when writing a cover letter for a teaching job.

Also, having clarity on the school’s culture can help you make a sound decision as you don’t want to get stuck where you can’t identify yourself with.

Do not underestimate the importance of relevant keywords in the application for a teaching job.

Similar to other job applications keywords play an important role while writing your cover letter for a teaching job.

A cover letter highlighting the relevant keywords grabs the recruiter's immediate attention.

This leverages your chances of securing an interview in your application for a teaching job.

So you aim to get your application for a teaching job to the finish line. Great! But you are not the only one with the same aim.

Submission of your resume and cover letter for the job application is presumably online.

This naturally doesn’t provide you the benefit to defend your case.

So while writing a cover letter for a teaching job, make sure to address your letter to the concerned person.

This is where researching the school comes in handy.

However, if you still cannot find a name concerned with the application procedure, you can either call up the school to ask for the same or address it in general.

Next is to fix the tone of the cover letter.

You want the recruiter to go through the complete cover letter for a teaching job to the resume.

The only way to do so is to make sure that it is not boring or too casual.

So, treat it like a regular letter with the perfect balance of a formal letter and is engaging.

Some of the salutations that you can use while writing a cover letter for a teaching job are

An elevator pitch not only helps you ace your interview round but also helps in writing a crisp cover letter for a teaching job.

Take, for instance, if you are applying for the English teacher’s position then you can mention it in your cover letter.

You wouldn’t want your application for a teaching job to be misrouted to another department.

Also, using the elevator pitch while writing a cover letter for a teaching job helps to add color to it and make it stand out from the crowd.

Quantifying your achievement helps to add weightage to your application for a teaching job.

For instance, you can highlight the number of students you have taught in your career and how many of them have been top performers.

You can also highlight the hard and soft skills that help you to get through to the students better.

You can mention your performance awards or also if you have taken up any certification courses to improve your teaching.

All these add character when writing a cover letter for a teaching job.

Now that you have reached the conclusion part of your cover letter for a teaching job continue maintaining the tone of the write-up.

A good way to end a cover letter is to leave it open for discussion.

Don’t be rigidly formal nor too casual. You want the recruiter to move on to your resume from your cover letter for a teaching job.

Here’s a good conclusion for a cover letter example;

“It would be an honor to continue my career as a teacher in XYZ Public School where the students’ complete development is placed in top priority. Do feel free to reach out to me with your queries, or if there’s anything I need to provide. I look forward to hearing from you about this teaching position.”

Impression matters the most in a job application process. Even if it’s a document.

So, never miss proof-reading the document while writing a cover letter for a teaching job.

A single error can instantly make the recruiter disinterested. The major reason being they’ll believe that you are not serious about your application for a teaching job.

Tip: Don’t sit down to proof-read the document immediately after finishing writing. Sit down with a fresh pair of eyes the next day.

Ask your family or trusted friends to go through it and check for any form of errors. Also, ask for their opinion on the write-up.

Now that how to write a cover letter for a teaching job has been addressed, here are a few cover letter examples for you to take inspiration.

Sub: Application for a teaching job as an English teacher.

Dear Principal D’Mello, I am writing this letter regarding the position of the English teacher’s position which has opened up in your respected institution.

I graduated from ABC College with English Honours in 2001 and have been at the top of my class. I started my teaching career as a part-time English teacher at CDE Public School while I was completing my Master's program.

I have taught over 2000 students in my tenure and more than 90% of my students have been top performers in both school and Board level examinations. Similar to your institute’s value I also believe that a student needs equal participation in academics as well as co-curricular activities for overall development.

To do so I have always initiated stage plays and MUNs to help students feel more confident in front of an audience and public speaking.

It would be an honor to continue my career as a teacher in XYZ Public School where the students’ complete development is placed as a top priority. Do feel free to reach out to me with your queries, or if there’s anything I need to provide. I look forward to hearing from you about this teaching position.

Thanking You, Respectfully Yours, Arunima Bose

Greetings Principal Sharma, I am writing to you regarding the position of a History teacher which has opened up in your prestigious institution.

To begin with, I completed my graduation with History Honours from TDG College in 1999 followed by BEd in 2001. I have work experience of almost 19 years and have taught over 3000 students and most being top performers in their board and higher education exams. I feel proud to see my students excelling in their field as renowned historians.

I believe history is one of the most interesting subjects and can help in a better understanding of the polity of the countries when taught in an equally interesting manner. I take the help of documentaries and pictures to engage and provide life to the lessons for the students.

It would be a great honor for me to continue my service in your esteemed institution as a History teacher. I would welcome an opportunity for an interview and get to know more about the job. Do feel free to reach out to me in case of any queries. Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Please find my resume enclosed.

Thanking you, Sincerely, Arunima Bose

To Principal D’Mello, I am writing this letter about the opening of the position of the Political Science teacher in your esteemed institute.

To begin with I have completed my Master's degree in Political Science from TGF College in 2018. I was top of my class and have been involved in social work where I used to teach underprivileged children. That’s when I realized my passion for teaching.

Although a fresher, I believe I can use it at a great advantage to help the students learn better. I have had the experience of dealing with students during my social service days and I assure you it wouldn’t be my drawback. Being a teacher of a lesser age gap with the students, I can understand their thought process and will be able to help them learn accordingly.

I have also recently enrolled in online courses to enhance my skills as a teacher to help the students as well as to stay abreast.

I would like to address my sincere interest in the vacant position as the Political Science teacher in your prestigious institution. Kindly do not hesitate to reach out to me for further queries, I would be glad to be of help. Please find enclosed my resume along with this letter. Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Thanking You, Regards, Arunima Bose

We hope you find these tips on how to write a cover letter for a teaching job helpful.

Also, don’t forget to take inspiration from the cover letter examples in acing your application for a teaching job.

All the best!

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It is rightly said, “ Without teachers, life would have no class. ”

Deciding to become a teacher is a noble decision in itself. But to fulfill that dream of yours you need to have a few documents ready i.e your cover letter and resume.

You are definitely all decked up with the qualifications and your passion to impart the knowledge you have and mold the future of the next generation for the betterment of the whole of mankind.

Trust us, you are offering an invaluable contribution to society.

Cover letters are the first thing that a principal or the person concerned looks at.

So, we are here to help you out to write an amazing and personalized teacher cover letter.

Here are a few points which we will be discussing for a teaching cover letter in this blog:

What is a cover letter?

Just to have a basic idea, we should first know what is a cover letter and what is its purpose.

The teaching cover letter contains the introduction of a candidate, along with the qualifications, achievements, and passion for the post. The purpose of a cover letter is to discuss your passion for the job and how your achievements would benefit the organization.

In the case of a teacher cover letter, you have to be subtle with what you are adding on it.

A teaching cover letter needs to be short, simple, and most importantly on point. Ensure that you personalize your cover letter for every new job you apply for.

You can definitely take our help to create a personalized teacher cover letter for you from scratch. We have experts in our team who are adept at writing cover letters for teachers.

Before that make sure you use an apt cover letter template. You can get 15+ designs of cover letter template on Hiration, do check them out.

So, without further ado let us directly move to the header section of a teaching cover letter and look at some shortlist-worthy teacher cover letter examples.

The header of a cover letter

The header section of a teacher cover letter needs to have very basic things included. This section should be neat and direct as it provides your contact details to the reader.

For this make sure you choose a basic font and style for your cover letter. Ensure that the alignment of the header section matches the alignment of the entire cover letter, be it center, left, or right.

The header of a teaching cover letter must include:

While writing your name, keep the font of the size 14 - 16. It has to be the largest font size in the cover letter to make your name stand out. You can try emboldening or italicizing it, again if it goes well with the overall cover letter formatting.

Also, write only the initial of the middle name followed by a full stop. For example Alexa P. Henson

Phone number

Since the phone number is the primary source of contacting you you need to put it right under your name. Only a few things need to be taken into consideration when putting your phone number on the cover letter, i.e include your primary phone number in the cover letter which you are available on every time, like legit 24x7.

Always write the phone number with the area and country code.


Email address

Add an email address to the cover letters after the phone number. And it goes without saying that provide an email address that you check more often so that you don’t miss any update or intimation provided by the institution.

And use a formal email address. Please avoid whimsical email addresses like [email protected] or [email protected]

If you feel your email address is not professional enough to be put on your resume or cover letter, then create a new email address.

You wouldn’t want a bad impression, would you?

Social media profiles like LinkedIn (Optional)

With the technology advancing so fast, you need to maintain your pace to keep up with it. Adding the links of your online portfolio or LinkedIn profile in the cover letter is appealing in the modern tech-savvy job market.

Although it’s optional, we recommend you add it in your cover letter to appear up-to-date to the tech-savvy world.

However, before providing the links for platforms like LinkedIn in the cover letter, make sure you have updated them sincerely.

Avoid putting any extreme opinions or negative thoughts on the profile.

With this, the header section of teacher cover letters is sorted here. Let us move to the next section.

Addressing a teacher cover letter

While addressing a teacher cover letter, make sure you address the principal or the person concerned with his title followed by his name. Below are some addresses of best cover letter examples for teachers:

When it comes to addressing a female, one might not know whether she is married or not, so to avoid any mistakes regarding ‘Miss.’ or ‘Mrs.’, use ‘Ms.’ on the safe side.

There is no rule regarding the use of the first name or the last name, you can use any one of them or both. Just like in the examples above.

When you don’t know the name, try to look for it on the internet or the school’s website or even you can call the receptionist to ask for the name of the person concerned.

But even after putting so much effort, you do not find the name of the principal or the person concerned then here is the tip. Keep the address formal and professional while writing your teacher cover letter. Here are some examples to address the cover letter for teachers:

Introduction of a cover letter for teachers

A thought-out and perfectly composed introduction can convert your teaching cover letter from ordinary to extraordinary cover letter.

The introduction has to be lucid and convey the purpose effectively. Also, you can add an achievement from your past experience to shine out among others.

Since the introduction of a cover letter is so important, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Let us look at the introduction of a teacher cover letter examples.

As an enterprising and student-oriented elementary-level teacher, I am interested to apply for the post of Mathematics teacher at Daisy High School. With an experience of 2+ years, I believe my teaching skills and passion to deploy interactive methods to ensure student engagement would make me an apt candidate for this position.

This way the introduction of teacher cover letters can be made delightful for the readers and turn your cover letter into the best cover letter.

Second Paragraph

The second paragraph of teaching cover letters needs to convince the hiring manager why you are a perfect fit for the position.

In this paragraph talk about your achievements as a teacher and how you can use your experiences to motivate students in thriving their best.

Look at the second paragraph of one of the example cover letters:

In my present position as a Mathematics teacher at St. Kate High School, I have the responsibility of not only educating young minds but also drawing their attention towards analyzing the subject from various perspectives. I have created more than 50 lesson videos and deployed unique methods of teaching to make the subject more interesting. With an average passing and graduation rate of 98.75%, I believe that I can perform similarly to garner amazing results at Daisy High School as well.

Third Paragraph

The third paragraph usually focuses on why the school is a perfect fit for you. You can talk about the institute in this section, praise it and tell them why they are the most sought-after educational institutions to work in.

If there is no opening at that particular time, then you can show your interest in this paragraph of the cover letter and inquire about the possibility of a requirement of a teacher in that school.

The second paragraph from teacher cover letter examples:

I’ve long been inspired by the teaching values of Daisy High School after attending a webinar organized by it. The school’s outlook of reaching out to children at an individual level has made me apply for this position. I would be honored to work in such a reputed institute and prove to be one of its most valuable faculty.

You can find one of the best cover letter templates on Hiration. You just need to fill in the required information in the cover letter template and the rest of the formatting will be taken care of automatically.

The Closing Paragraph

Keep the closing paragraph of the teacher cover letters formal and short. And always end with a complimentary close and your name.

It is would be my pleasure to combine my range of experience with my capabilities to be a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher and make a positive contribution to your school and the community at large. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear from you soon at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, William Jones

Key Takeaways

Teacher cover letters are not as complicated as it seems, with a few simple cover letter tips you can ascertain an interview with the principal and bag that position. Let us take a look at the key takeaways from this blog.

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Students must be taught how to use computers and software by computer teachers. They might also be in charge of creating lesson plans and curricula.

You must create a cover letter that demonstrates your enthusiasm for teaching and your familiarity with computers in order to land a job as a computer teacher.

Learn how to write a computer teacher cover letter that will help you land a job by looking at the examples and advice provided below.

What to Include in a Computer Teacher Cover Letter?

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Computer Teacher Cover Letter Example (Text Version)

Regarding the opening for a computer teacher that I saw on the (website XXX), I’m writing. With my teaching experience and strong computer skills, I think I could be a reliable candidate for you.

I believe I am qualified for the job because of my expertise in teaching computer knowledge and the following accomplishments:

Through my teaching, I try to expand students’ thinking capacity. Furthermore, I encourage my students to participate in in-class activities.

For your review, I’ve included a cover letter and my resume. I look forward to speaking with you and going over my accomplishments, skill set, and work history.

One should focus on their education, experience, and credentials that are relevant to their job; in addition, mentioning how you can support their educational institution in your cover letter would increase the likelihood that you will be hired.

Writing a resume serves the purpose of showcasing your qualifications in a formatted manner. Use our computer teacher resume sample as inspiration to write a strong resume.

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Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Samples for Any School

Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Samples for Any School

Write a job-winning elementary teacher cover letter and convince the school principal you're as skilled as Miss Honey.

Emilia Mucha

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Almost 50% of hiring managers expect a cover letter with a resume. So—

You'd better write one!

And an elementary teacher cover letter is the best way to prove to the school principal you're the perfect fit for the position.

You came to the right place to learn how to write a job-winning one. With our expert tips writing an elementary school cover letter is as easy as ABC.

This guide will show you an elementary teacher cover letter example plus a set of useful hints for creating your own cover letter step by step.

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Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Sample

Rachel Schuli

Elementary Teacher 1951 Mount Olive Road Alpharetta, GA, 30201 678-867-1827 [email protected] linkedin.com/in/rachelschuli Alpharetta, 1/30/2019 Principal John Kovalsky Greenhill Elementary School 3016 Elk Creek Road Alpharetta, GA, 30201

As a passionate early education teacher with 5+ years of experience teaching 1st to 6th graders, I was thrilled to see your opening for an elementary teacher position. I’m a great fan of the modern teaching techniques you implement at Greenhill Elementary School and I’m sure my expertise in context-based teaching may contribute to your institution. In my previous position, I designed a course of weekly extra lessons that took place in museums and other cultural and scientific institutions. During the classes kids had an opportunity to talk to artists, journalists and science people.

At ABC Elementary School, where I previously worked, I created state-level authorial lesson plans that combined various curriculum elements and incorporated a number of technological novelties. I know that what you value the most is versatility, modern approach and teaching based on real-life examples. I followed all these ideas when preparing students for class tests—which resulted in 30% test scores improvement in the course of 6 months.

What I also love about teaching children is that you can support their natural development on a daily basis. I’ll be happy to use my knowledge about positive reinforcement techniques to create an encouraging learning environment and help kids reach learning goals at their own pace.

Can we schedule a call or a meeting next week to discuss how I could bring my teaching experience and skills to one of your classrooms?

Sincerely, Rachel Schuli


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PS—I'd also love to tell you about after-school creative workshops I run for children between 6 and 10 years old.

So that’s how a great elementary school teacher cover letter should look like. Now let's discover the writing process section by section.

Elementary Teacher Cover Letter Template

Here’s how to write an elementary teacher cover letter for a job application:

1. Use good cover letter format

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2. Create a professional cover letter header

Don’t know the name of the school principal? Check the school’s website and do some research on LinkedIn. You can also call the school receptionist.

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3. Use a great cover letter opening

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4. Show that you’re the right candidate

Also, make sure you’re not making your cover letter too long: How Many Paragraphs Should a Cover Letter Be

5. Explain your motivation to work there

6. Make an offer and include a call to action

Read more: How to End a Cover Letter

7. Close with a professional sign-off

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Teaching assistants help a professor get more work done. Use our CV examples and tips to show off your skills as a teaching assistant in your CV.

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A teaching assistant is someone who, as the name indicates, helps the teacher with their duties. A teaching assistant can be present for any student level – anything from preschool teacher assistants to collegiate teaching assistants. No matter what teaching assistant job you’re interested in, it’s important that your teaching assistant CV stands out. Follow these CV examples and tips to write your own professional CV.

Remember to tailor your skill set to the age of the people you’re going to be working with. If you’re working in elementary school, then you’ll need to mention daycare, early childhood development, and early childhood education. If you’re working with high school students, then you’ll want to talk about specific subject knowledge, college preparation and managing special activities such as summer school programmes.

Q: Do I need to include a cover letter for a teaching assistant application?

Yes. It’s best to include a cover letter for all applications, regardless of how much you believe in your CV writing skills. A cover letter is another opportunity to connect with an employer, and further explain your qualifications and how you can benefit an organisation. Use our teaching assistant cover letter example at CVHelp for inspiration.

Q: How can I write a teaching assistant CV without a lot of experience?

If you don’t have too much experience in the field of working as a teaching assistant, consider our ways you can present your talents. For example, you can cite academic experience and specialised training, internship experience, and volunteer experience. These are all relevant experiences, even though they’re not strictly professional experience.

Q: How do I change my teaching assistant CV to apply to different jobs?

Every job application should have a slightly different assistant CV. Look over each job post for CV keywords that spell out the skills and requirements for the job, and address these keywords in your CV. With CV keywords, you’re able to create the best CV for each individual job posting, not just a single generic CV that won’t reflect what each job needs.


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If a great CV is the key to grabbing the hiring manager’s attention, a good CV summary is your ticket to convince them to keep reading. So how do you make sure that your CV summary example optimises your chances of making it to the next round of your job application?

The summary for your CV is an insight into your professional achievements and what you might be like to work with. Both will ultimately determine whether or not you land the role. However, for now, all you have to focus on is drumming up enough intrigue for the hiring manager to invite you to an interview. In this blog post, we will cover the following:

What is a CV summary?

Your CV summary is the first paragraph of your CV. It is sometimes also called the professional summary or profile. As the name suggests, these are the three to four sentences that summarise your professional profile. Your goal is to capture the hiring manager’s attention.

A good CV summary example builds a case from the outset as to why you are the best suited candidate for the job you are applying for. That’s just one reason why your CV summary should be tweaked for each job application.

The objective of your CV summary is to convince the hiring manager to keep reading. Since the CV summary is the first thing they will see after your CV header, you can expect your CV summary to be used to assess how pertinent they think your profile is. A great CV summary example has the power to reel them in. On the other hand, a poorly written one could turn them off and result in your entire application being thrown in the “no” pile.

How to write a professional summary

You should prepare three to four phrases about your professional experience that correspond to the job you are applying to. If you are asking yourself “‘does my CV need a summary?” then the short answer is yes. It is a non-negotiable expectation for most hiring managers.

One of the most important elements of writing a great CV is making sure that the hiring manager can quickly and easily digest its content. Part of that involves meeting their expectations when it comes to the structure of your CV. Not to mention, the CV summary is one of the only parts of your CV where you write in a freeform style. This is an opportunity to communicate aspects that you are unable to fit into the bullet points that make up much of a CV.

How do you introduce yourself in a CV summary?

Luckily for you, nobody is expecting you to condense your entire personality into this short space. Frame the writing of your CV summary instead as creating a snapshot of your professional profile. For instance, how does it correspond to the job vacancy at hand? Our top tips and CV summary examples below should get you started!  

What makes a good CV summary? 

As previously discussed, a great CV summary example should capture the attention of the hiring manager and convince them to read on. Think of this as your professional first impression. In order to get things started on the right foot, here are three things to include in your CV summary example:

Most excellent CV summaries will possess all of these qualities. However, a job-winning CV is a marathon and not a sprint. Remember to take into account how your CV delivers as a whole before you dot Is and cross the Ts on your CV summary. 

The next sections will expand on how to put these top three tips in practice. If you would like to see them in action, check out some of our CV summary examples in the corresponding section below:

Powerful use of language

Your best chance at capturing the hiring manager’s attention is knowing how to frame your content in the right way. Language choice is a great tool to do this. So, make sure your CV summary example contains carefully considered word choice. This will give you the power to make the story you’re building more precise and perhaps even match the tone of your potential employer. 

We recommend active verbs as a sure-fire way to make your writing even more engaging. For instance, instead of “changing the system database” you could say that you “optimised data storage”. Rather than “writing sales reports“ you “communicated financial data with stakeholders and successfully forecast future sales results”

There’s no “I” in CV summary

The format of a CV summary usually does not include personal pronouns like “I”. Simply write each phrase in short past tense statements. This can really help with the word count! Check out the CV summary examples below to see how it’s done.

Illustrate your value

Proving yourself as a candidate worth hiring comes down to more than having the right skills. You should certainly mention those skills in your CV summary, but illustrating them will go a step further.

For instance, would you be more likely to hire the waitress who says they have “serving experience”? Or the one who writes about “successfully managing timely food service at large-scale events”? Communication is an important skill in any role. If you can show your role-specific skills while demonstrating how you articulate your ideas well, all the better.

Other ways to include some highlights of your profile include mentioning pertinent qualifications, impressive stats from your work, and other career achievements. Of course, always remember to make them relevant to the job role that you’re applying for.

Strategise for the ATS

A multitude of organisations use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to filter their job applications. This means that only the ones ranked as most relevant make it in front of the hiring manager. If you want to make sure that your CV isn’t thrown out, you need to make sure the keywords that the ATS will be looking for are present.

In order to do this, you need to figure out which keywords the ATS is looking for. These are likely the most prevalent words in the job description. So make sure you read it carefully. Now you need to make sure these keywords are included throughout your CV. 

The presence of these keywords early in the document via your CV summary gives you a strategic advantage for human decisions as well as algorithmic ones. Not only is the CV summary a great spot to include keywords for the ATS, but once it’s in front of the hiring manager they will know at a glance that your profile is pertinent.

CV summary examples

Now that you know what goes into a top CV summary example, let’s see some in action. Your CV summary example will vary depending on your expertise, your level, and your industry. Here are a range of examples to get your communicative juices flowing. 

Teacher CV summary example

This teacher CV summary example demonstrates how to include highlights from your career. Plus, they’ve even managed to mention their most relevant qualification.

Qualified Science Teacher with experience teaching at a variety of schools and academies. Experienced in creating comprehensive curricula for KS3 and KS4. Passionate about engaging children of all abilities in the sciences and leading inter-departmental collaborations aimed at supporting students’ academic, emotional, and social development.

Waitress CV summary example

Mentioning any professional accolades or awards you have can be a great way to stand out in your CV summary.

Professional and enthusiastic waitress with several years of experience serving food in busy dining establishments. Committed to adhering to health and safety standards, while serving as a helpful and positive team member. Awarded for motivated attitude and the ability to multitask and work well under pressure.

Sales assistant CV summary example

This sales assistant CV summary proves that both creative language choice and some evidence of your past successes can be worked into your CV summary in a natural way.

Attentive and dedicated sales assistant with 8 years of experience in retail companies. Positive and friendly individual with a passion for ensuring customers receive the highest quality of customer service. Strong communication skills with the ability to upsell products and deliver an outstanding service that keeps customers returning time and again. Seeking role within a company that values their employees and offers a challenging but progressive environment.

Accountant CV summary example

In certain roles your qualifications will be more important than others and should be highlighted early on in your CV summary example. This accountant CV summary example makes sure it’s the first thing that is mentioned.

Qualified, and experienced accountant who has also led a team of 5 accounts assistants. Highly motivated individual, with experience in preparation of monthly journals, and balance sheet reconciliations. A dedicated leader seeking new role in challenging, high paced environment.

Office manager CV summary example

In this office manager CV summary example you can see how evidence of skills and inclusion of keywords can be done at the same time. This is a great way to save on the precious word count in your CV summary example. 

Dedicated Office Manager with a proven history of ensuring streamlined operations. Strong organisational talents, able to co-ordinate day-to-day employment and business processes, including payroll, communications, reporting, and supply maintenance. Keen talent for fostering efficient, effective work environments.

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