Present your mission of a teacher on a job application

To teach is not the employment. Well, not only. It’s a mission. In order to have a chance to get this job, you need to reflect such an attitude to teaching on your job application documents. It should show the selection board that you have this right personality for teaching jobs. That you have been born to be a teacher.

Easy to say, hard to do, right? We understand that not all the teachers need to have great writing skills. If you are a Math teacher for example, it is not important for you… So, here we are to help you to write a decent covering letter. Please, look at the sample below and calmly use it for your inspiration. We hope it will help you to get as many interview invitation as you want.


Sample cover letter for your inspiration

Antony Hopins
Duncan Street 32,
10034 London

Julieta Jones PhD.,
School Principal
Jarmishin School
Maiden Street 445/22
10032 London

Dear Dr. Jones,

Reading local newspaper I discovered that you are looking for a new Math teacher. After visiting your school, speaking to some friends and deeply researching your website, I found out that I am an ideal candidate for this position.

Not only that I have the needed degree and fulfill all the requirements (see enclosed my resume), I am also living nearby and have a very positive personal relation to your school. I (my kids, my father,…) have studied there and were very satisfied with the level of education provided.

I should also mention that I really love to spend time with children, and feel as my obligation to help them understand live better and grow to success. That is what I trying to do in my daily job, being a good role model for my students.

I would be more than happy to get a chance to present myself as an applicant in a job interview, but that depends on you of course. Feel free to call me anytime at 003916633553 to arrange the meeting.

Thank you for your time and consideration


Antony Hopins


This was a pretty good example of covering letter for all people who want to teach. We hope that you noticed the following things:

  1. Antony stressed how much it means for him to be a teacher and what an important mission it is to help the students to be successful. Doing so, he showed the right personality for the job.
  2. Antony also presented a really strong interest for this position, by mentioning that he went to school to check it out and researched a website deeply. After reading that, in most of the cases the principal will feel bad if she does not invite him for the interview really.
  3. He clearly mentioned that he fulfill all the qualification and requirements for the job and back up that with his resume.


After all, it was a short, to the point and unique cover letter. Feel free to use it for your inspiration an get a job. We wish you good luck!

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