Cover letter examples for teachers (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 19/10/2022

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a teacher.”

How to write a cover letter for a teacher

Whether you are hoping to land your first teaching job or looking to shift to a new school or district, all the best credentials, experience, and passion will go unnoticed without a strong cover letter. When writing a teacher cover letter, these are some of the important things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a teacher”

“Ms. Jessica Gibson

Columbia High School

12345 Sycamore St.

Astoria, NY 12345

July 21st, 2020

Dear Ms. Gibson,

It is with great excitement that I submit this letter and resume as my application for the position of Elementary School Teacher. I believe that my skills and passion for teaching would make a positive contribution to your school.

I completed my Master’s in Elementary Education from St. John’s University. And, as an undergraduate, I minored in child psychology. While completing my degree, I had the opportunity to do my training as a student teacher, which has given me hands-on experience in dealing with young children. During my training, I have fulfilled responsibilities that have prepared me for the role of a full-time teacher.

My aim is to help students achieve their goals by creating an inclusive and encouraging learning environment that is full of interaction and positive energy. With strong interpersonal skills, I have the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and fellow colleagues.

I am capable of adapting my teaching style according to the specific needs of my students. Also, I make it a point to keep myself updated with the current technologies and latest teaching methods.

I love working with students and creating activities and lesson plans that can engage them. Furthermore, I am passionate about teaching, and understand the importance of shaping young minds and leading them in the right direction.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information. Thank you for your consideration, I will eagerly await an opportunity to discuss this role in greater detail.


Barbara Jones

(123) 456-7890”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a teacher”


301 Decatur Street

Omaha, NE 40022

(000) 991-9991


April 20, 2022

Mr. Anthony Hopkins


Omaha Elementary School

22 Osborne Drive

Omaha, NE 66663

Dear Mr. Hopkins:

It is with great enthusiasm that I am applying for a Summer School Teacher at Omaha Elementary School. I am confident that I meet your strictest specifications for this job. As a lead teacher with over three years of experience working in different capacities within the school, I am a perfect match for the description that you have provided in your advertisement.

My background in teaching regular and summer classes is quite unmatched as I work with team orientation in mind which works well with students and fellow teachers. I offer a vast knowledge of designing and implementing summer school activities while taking into account both the educational and entertainment aspects. Moreover, I am conversant with preparing summer school schedules and acquiring both teachers’ aides and substitute teachers and have substantial experience qualifying the instruction for summer school directives.

My knowledge of health and safety rules and best practices makes it easy for me to work with children while ensuring their well-being at all times. I am putting all I have on the table (my resume as well) and expect that a meeting with you will set things into a better perspective as well.


Whitney Houston”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a teacher”

“[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

123 Company Address

Company’s City, State, Zip Code

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Dear [Mr./Ms./Mx.] [Hiring Manager’s Last Name],

I was pleased to learn of your opening for an English Teacher through I am currently a teacher at Pathways Primary School, where I have 6 years of experience teaching English, Geography, and Social Studies to 150+ students in 2nd through 5th grade. I am drawn to your institution’s teaching philosophy of fostering individual growth and curiosity through an exploratory curriculum.

I have robust experience in applying a wide variety of teaching and assessment methodologies and contributing to the design and development of curriculum and teaching material. During my employment at Pathways, I have:

Led a staff collaboration to update the old curriculum and teaching materials for the 4th and 5th grade

Increased average writing and reading comprehension test scores by 16% over four years

My strong initiative, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to cater to a diverse range of learners allow me to play a crucial role in a fast-paced teaching environment. Furthermore, with my history of staff collaboration, I am prepared to become an immediate team player at your school.

I welcome the opportunity to personally discuss with you how my skills and strengths can best serve your students. Please contact me at (876) 650-7473 or


[Your Name]”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a teacher”

“Annalise Sinclair

(111) 789-3456

August 17, 2019

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am excited to be applying for a teaching position at St. Helena University. As someone who loves education, possesses excellent organizational skills and can connect easily with students, this is the perfect opportunity for me to continue my professional development. I believe that my experience and passion for teaching would be the ideal fit for the philosophy and resources offered by your institution, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to join your team.

I have been a classroom teacher for the past 10 years in various capacities and grade levels. In each class that I have taught, 100% of my students passed their exams and improved their scores comparatively. On top of that, I received the Teacher of the Year award twice and was highly rated by parents and students alike.

I enjoy the challenge of teaching students academically but also helping them to thrive socially. As a team player, I have joined and participated in committees and school improvement projects to help build a better environment for students and staff alike.

Thank you for considering me for this position, and I hope that my accompanying resume will give you a better sense of the type of teacher I am. I look forward to meeting you in person and sharing with you my teaching philosophy while learning more about this job opportunity. I am a committed lifelong learner and I will continue to grow as a teacher and in my knowledge of subject matter throughout my time at your school.


Annalise Sinclair”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a teacher”

“Madelynn Wilkinson


City, State, Zip Code

Home: 000-000-0000 | Cell: 000-000-0000

Iris Del Gato

Company Name

City, State


RE: “Grammar School Teacher for Hire” on Maria’s List

Dear Ms. Del Gato,

As an admirer of Company Name, I was really excited to see your posting for a 3rd grade teacher. Here’s why I’m an excellent match for the position.

In addition to having a Masters in Education and seven years of experience, I currently work as an enthusiastic 3rd grade teacher at the Red Barn School. In this role, I am responsible for 40 students in an inclusion classroom, which has allowed me to refine my skills in handling extreme behavioral issues while maintaining a focused class. I also prepare the children for challenging state tests and foster their leadership and problem-solving skills by having them collaborate in groups.

Additionally, my attached resume includes all of the other requirements given on your job listing. For this reason, I believe I would be a great addition to your organization.

I will make myself available to meet with you at your earliest convenience.


Madelynn Wilkinson”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a cover letter for a teacher

Is a cover letter necessary for a teaching position?

Yes. To be considered for top teaching jobs, you need a cover letter that makes the grade. A cover letter helps demonstrate your skills and experience.

How does a beginner teacher write an application letter?

Tips for new teacher cover letters

  • Keep it concise.
  • Include keywords.
  • Highlight your top skills and major achievements.
  • Customize your cover letter for each job application.
  • Make it easy to read.

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