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May 11, 2021

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Sample Letter of Introduction for Teachers

If you’re searching for a teaching job, sending an introduction letter can be a great way to make a first and lasting impression with a hiring manager. Here’s a basic outline to follow as you write your teaching letter of introduction, with examples included.

1. Make an Introduction

State the reason why you’re reaching out and express your knowledge and interest in the school.

Example:

“I’m reaching out to inquire about the availability of an elementary teaching position at Smithville School District. Smithville is known for its integrity, collaboration, and innovation, which are all values I strongly align with. I especially like what your district is doing with its “KidsTek” initiative and incorporating technology in the classroom. As a new teacher, I am excited about the opportunity to begin my career in a school system with your outstanding reputation.”

2. Highlight Your Skills and Education

Explain how your career plans, skills, education, or experiences are relevant to the school and how they could coincide with the district's values and goals.

Example:

“I recently received my elementary education degree from Western Governors University, where I took courses focused on social and emotional learning, technology, and diversity inclusion in the classroom. While pursuing my education, I also worked part-time as a teacher’s assistant at Gainsbrook Elementary School. This experience taught me how to manage larger class sizes, work with kids of various skill levels and backgrounds, and use technology to encourage learning and retention. In addition, I’ve studied and continue to stay up to date on the latest educational software, such as SMARTboard, Nearpod, and Google Classroom. I believe this knowledge is particularly relevant given your district’s commitment to technology and innovation in the classroom.”

3. Showcase Your Passion

Express your enthusiasm for teaching and the qualities that you feel make you a good fit for the role or school.

Example:

“While I’ve always felt driven to be an elementary school educator, the joy I felt from facilitating the growth and development of the students at Gainsbrook only reaffirmed my passion. Although I’ll continue to hone my teaching skills as I work in the classroom, I believe that my enthusiasm, positive attitude, and hands-on experience working with the students at Gainsbrook will make me an excellent educator. I look forward to a career where I can help shape young minds and make a difference in the lives of the kids in my own community.”

4. Reference Other Application Materials

Before you conclude your letter, direct the reader to any additional application materials you’ve attached, and close the letter with a thank you.

Example:

“Attached is my résumé, which will give you more information regarding my professional preparation and experiences. If you have any questions or if there’s any additional information I can provide, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I appreciate your time and look forward to speaking with you should a position become available at Smithville School District in the future.”

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Sample Letter of Introduction for Recent Teaching Graduates

The following is an example of a teacher introduction letter sent from a recent graduate, to an employer that hasn't advertised a job opening.

Dear Mr. Smith,

I’m reaching out to inquire about the availability of an elementary teaching position at Smithville School District. Smithville is known for its integrity, collaboration, and innovation, which are all values I strongly align with. I especially like what your district is doing with its “KidsTek” initiative and incorporating technology in the classroom. As a new teacher, I am excited about the opportunity to begin my career in a school system with your outstanding reputation.

I recently received my elementary education degree from Western Governors University, where I took courses focused on social and emotional learning, technology, and diversity inclusion in the classroom. While pursuing my education, I also worked part-time as a teacher’s assistant at Gainsbrook Elementary School. This experience taught me how to manage larger class sizes, work with kids of various skill levels and backgrounds, and use technology to encourage learning and retention. In addition, I’ve studied and continue to stay up-to-date on the latest educational software, such as SMARTboard, Nearpod, and Google Classroom. I believe this knowledge is particularly relevant given your district’s commitment to technology and innovation in the classroom. 

While I’ve always felt driven to be an elementary school educator, the joy I felt from facilitating the growth and development of the students at Gainsbrook only reaffirmed my passion. Although I’ll continue to hone my teaching skills as I work in the classroom, I believe that my enthusiasm, positive attitude, and hands-on experience working with the students at Gainsbrook will make me an excellent educator. I look forward to a career where I can help shape young minds and make a difference in the lives of the kids in my own community.

Attached is my résumé which will give you more information regarding my professional preparation and experiences. If you have any questions or if there’s any additional information I can provide, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I appreciate your time and look forward to speaking with you should a position become available at Smithville School District in the future.

Sincerely, 

 

[Signature]

[email/phone number/address]

 

John Doe

444 Grand Avenue

Boston, MA 89827

Sample Letter of Introduction for a Teacher with Experience

Below is an example of a teacher introduction letter sent from an experienced teacher to an employer that hasn't advertised a job opening.

Dear Mr. Smith,

I’m reaching out to introduce myself and express my interest in teaching at ABC Academy. As a secondary English teacher for more than nine years, I’ve dedicated my career to helping students of all levels master the language skills and concepts they need to prepare them for life beyond high school, and I’d love to continue that path at ABC Academy.

In my current position, I teach literature, writing, and reading comprehension to students in grades 9 through 12. Over my nine years of teaching, I’ve managed to successfully increase my student’s reading and writing comprehension test scores every year for the last five years.

In my pursuit of lifelong learning, I’ve made it a point to stay up to date on the most current teaching methods, including Cooperative Learning and Flipped Classroom. I’ve also earned an ELL and ESL certification from Western Governors University, where I mastered concepts such as subject-specific pedagogy, language production, and theories of second language acquisition.

Even with the challenges of the current educational landscape, the feeling of watching my students have that “aha” learning moment never gets old. I’m passionate about forging relationships with students that build a sense of confidence and enable them to grow as learners.

I’m extremely enthusiastic about ABC Academy’s focus on language arts and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to the success and continued improvement of your learning initiatives. For this reason, I'd love to learn about any upcoming teaching roles in your district or be considered for any openings later down the road. My résumé is attached, and my contact details are listed in my email signature below.

Thank you for your time, and please let me know if there’s any additional information I can provide for you.

Best,

 

[Signature]

[email/phone number/address]

 

Jane Doe

555 Grand Avenue

Boston, MA 89827

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