You should tailor your cover letter to fit your own work history and the job for which you are applying. School systems are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic teachers who are passionate about student learning and advocacy.
Many teaching jobs have specific training and certification requirements. Your school also strives to engage students in the larger community. If you have non-teaching work or volunteer experience that involves working with children, you can highlight this in your cover letter as well.
Use your cover letter as an opportunity to make yourself stand out from the other teachers applying for the position. For example, if your students earned high state test scores, or if you received a teaching award, mention these successes. It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent teacher who will make a positive contribution to your school district and larger community.
Many job seekers treat cover letters as an afterthought, but these letters are so much more than a cover sheet for your application.
Customize your cover letter. Doe, I am interested in applying for an elementary-level teaching position in your school district. Mention any training or certifications.