Sample Reading Specialist Cover Letter

When writing a reading specialist cover letter be sure the hiring manager knows you have an active state credential and experience in this arena. It is not enough to be able to teach reading. You must show that you can work successfully with underachievers and students who are slow to read and/or come from a home where English is not the primary language spoken. All reading specialist cover letters should provide details about what the individual can bring to the job that will establish him or her as a true professional who can thrive in challenging situations.

Rose Gutierrez
678 Bluejay Lane
Any City, USA 23232

November 3, 2006

Dr. Grace Armitage
Office of Education
Martindale School District
22 Sweetwater Road
Any Town, USA 78956

Dear Dr. Armitage:

My neighbor, Martha Buchanan, told me about the critical need in your school district for reading specialists with at least two years of experience. I have five. I also have an up-to-date state credential and special skills with students who come from homes where English is not the primary language. I speak fluent Spanish and enough French to get by.

Therefore, I'm writing this cover letter to apply for the opening of reading specialist, now that I am ready to return to work full-time. May I meet with you next week to discuss this position? If our meeting results in mutual satisfaction, I can start work as early as November 15.

Please call me on my cell phone: 785-897-3434 to set up an interview at your convenience.


Rose Gutierrez

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