This is an example cover letter for a Physical Education Teacher applying for a job position as a High School teacher.
For the most part, you can use this cover letter as a template if you are applying for positions as a teacher from grade school, middle school up to high school level. It’s also appropriate for coaching positions.
The teacher cover letter is addressed to a high school principal and reflects a cover letter in response to a newspaper job advertisement for a Physical Education Teacher.
The job seeker outlines 10 years of relevant job experience teaching a variety subjects. The writer outlines additional skills in creating an enhanced learning environment and promoting sportsmanship, socialization and team building. The job seeker has direct experience for the job target.
The closing paragraphs reiterate the desire for the specific job position while providing more emphasis on their credentials, patience and attitude. The writer invites the reader to call them for a job interview.
Teacher Cover Letter Writing
A teacher cover letter should have a specific target. It could be implied in the job description, but if you are sending out a cold cover letter to random schools make sure you explain the grade and subject expertise.
Most people would say that a teacher’s duties and responsibilities are very similar. So in order to make your cover letter stand out, you need to highlight your past success. If you taught students with high test scores then make sure to include this on the document. Otherwise, if you have worked with more innovative technologies or techniques, this may also help you stand out above the rest. If nothing else, transitional skills can be helpful such as volunteering to coach a sport or supervise a social club. Some teachers even hold part-time jobs that can contribute to their resume and cover letter. As an example, we had a teaching client that was a former nurse that was able to assist the school medical staff.