Teaching Cover Letter


1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
April 2, 20XX
Dr. Maria Gutierrez, Principal
San Juan Unified School District
9000 Virgo Court
San Francisco, CA 99199
Dear Dr. Gutierrez,
I read with great interest your advertisement for a high school Math Teacher currently posted in
the Career Center at San Francisco State University. I will be completing my single subject
credential this May, after which I will be available for a full-time teaching assignment. I’ve
enclosed my resume for your consideration.
I am especially interested in this position because I grew up in and graduated from this school
district. Because of my history with the district, I am very familiar with the campus, the faculty,
and the community. The Math Department continues to place a great deal of emphasis on
teaching students creative ways to work with math, which correlates very closely with my area
of teaching expertise.
I have more than four years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. While getting my
B.A. at San Francisco State University, I served as a tutor for freshman Math students. My
student teaching assignment included teaching remedial math and science. This assignment
included special training in assertive discipline that was integrated into a pilot composition
program for learning disabled students. I received a district award as an outstanding student
teacher for my participation in this program.
I am excited about teaching and feel very strongly that I can make a positive contribution to your
school. I look forward to meeting you and discussing this position more in depth. I can be
reached at (415) 999-0000 or mwest@fog.net.
Mary West
San Francisco State University • Student Involvement & Career Center
1600 Holloway Ave, Student Services Building 206, San Francisco CA 94132
Tel: 415/338-1761 • Fax: 415/338-2979 • sicc@sfsu.edu •


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