Sample Teacher - High School Cover Letter

A high school teacher cover letter focuses on the applicant's ability to teach a specific curriculum such as math or science or English and his or her after-school interest and ability, which might include leading a history or drama club or coaching a sport. All high school teacher cover letters should include academic qualifications as well as hobbies and athletic interests.

Barbara Quinn
456 Peterson Drive
Centerville, USA 34576

April 12, 2006

Dr. Wesley Strickland, Principal
Glenvale High School
17 Totem Drive
Any Town, USA 78956

Dear Dr. Strickland:

I am seeking employment as a high school teacher with a specialty in English and Literature. I have ten years of experience in the Chicago public schools but now want to work in a private institution. Your school has such a great reputation with both students and faculty that I want to join the team.

I was pleased to learn that you are looking for high school teachers with backgrounds in history, English, and literature. I have qualifications for two out of the three. May I come by your office next week to meet you and discuss your vision for the job and how I might fit into your faculty?

You can reach me at 786-789-0456 weekday evenings and weekends. I welcome hearing from you and appreciate that you have read this cover letter. I hope you will consider me for one of the positions you plan to fill for the fall semester.


Barbara Quinn

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