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April 13, 2002
Superintendent, Basics North Supervisory District
10 Apple Lane
Ourtown, VT 01234
Dear Ms. Marks:
I am writing to express my interest in and excitement about a possible
elementary teaching position in the Basics North Supervisory District
for the 2002-2003 year. I will have completed all requirements for my
Vermont Elementary Teaching Licensure upon my graduation in May.
As a psychology and elementary education major at Saint Michael’s, I
have pursued a varied course of study that has provided me with a
significant understanding of child development and pedagogy. While
working in elementary classrooms, I have had the opportunity to observe
a variety of teaching styles and to teach in schools with widely varying
curricula and philosophies. I have benefited from the advice of
teachers, learning specialists, and administrators in very different
classroom environments, private and public, urban and rural. Aware that
students respond best in a multitude of different settings, I have
learned how to incorporate a variety of approaches into my teaching:
personal reflective and writing time, collaborative group work in
brainstorming, compiling, and organizing information, class discussions,
and animated, teacher-directed learning.
During my student teaching semester, I worked with students of all
ability levels while helping them to meet the Vermont Standards in all
content areas. My academic background thoroughly augments my student
teaching experience, giving me a high level of confidence in my ability
to teach students in various grades. Furthermore, given my liberal arts
background, I am comfortable integrating art, music and technology into
a traditional curriculum where appropriate. Throughout my college
career, I have exhibited leadership skills which I fully expect to take
with me into any school environment. Dating back to my middle and high
school years, I have been a strong advocate of and participant in
community service. I have continued my interest in volunteer work while
at Saint Michael’s where I have been part of the M.O.V.E. (Mobilization
of Volunteer Efforts) core team and have participated in the Extended
Service Program, volunteering in rural Kentucky and Selma, Alabama
during spring break. All of these opportunities have made me
knowledgeable and sensitive to the diverse cultural, social and learning
needs of elementary-age children. I have come to recognize and
appreciate the value of maintaining a strong home-school relationship,
and I have worked hard to nurture this among my own students and their
families. I firmly believe in being involved in my school community well
beyond the classroom so that I may provide a supportive and effective
learning environment for each child in my care.
I have enclosed a copy of my resumé, a completed application, an
unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation. An official
transcript and additional references are available upon request.
I would appreciate an interview with you at your convenience. I will be
returning to my home in New York following my graduation on May 12.
However, I can be contacted at my campus address prior to that date.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Saint Michael’s College Box 0000
Colchester, VT 05439