Jim Smith
3156 Oak Avenue / St. Louis, MO 55555
Home Phone Number (555) 555-5555 or email jimsmith@gmail.com

June 11, 2016
Jane Jones
Hiring Manager

Berkley Elementary School
1 Circle Drive
Fenton, Missouri, 77777
(423) 321-2566

Dear Ms. Jones:

This cover letter expresses my enthusiasm regarding a position for a math teacher at Berkley Elementary School. I believe that my education and characteristics make me a viable candidate. I have been working in customer service for two years where I have excelled as a trainer, and I believe that my transition to teaching would be seamless.

After I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Southern Michigan University, I accepted a position as a manager with a grocery store. My job description involved training new employees on standard operating procedures. I earned the respect and trust of my employees, and even after their training was completed, they would come to me for advice. Training employees is the favorite part of my job. I receive a sense of satisfaction by watching my employees excel at their position. I enjoy giving employees the necessary skills to be successful.

I have recently earned certification to teach. To earn my certificate, I received practical teaching experience; that is to say, my certification program was designed to give me the skills that are needed to write and implement effective lesson plans. The overall objectives were to deliver the subject matter to students, manage classroom behavior, and assess student progress.

During my tenure for certification, I learned that I bring structure and discipline to the classroom. I achieve that goal by giving students the necessary information so that he or she can make informed decisions. I also learned that if I see a lack of organization, I take the initiative in order to establish processes and guidelines so that every student knows my expectations. There are no surprises in my classroom.

I hope that you consider my education and characteristics intriguing enough to justify an interview. I am confident that I could provide value to your team. I am very eager to excel as a teacher at Berkley Elementary School. Feel free to contact me at 555-555-5555 or at jimsmith@gmail.com. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.


Jim Smith

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