[Hiring Manager’s Name]
[47 Company Address]
[City, State XXXXX]
Dear [Mr./Mx./Ms.] [Manager’s Name],
My name is [Your Name]. I’am very excited to apply for the open teacher assistant position at your school. From your job posting, I can tell you are looking for a candidate who is deeply devoted to education and is motivated to work closely with your teachers, doing whatever is necessary to make every class the best it can possibly be. I believe this makes me ideally suited for the job. I have a proven track record and more than seven years of classroom experience, and I am confident that I will be able to meet and exceed your expectations.
In my previous roles I performed the following duties:
- Supervised large groups of elementary students (30–40) on a daily basis, fully conducting class on days when the teacher was absent.
- Mentored and motivated difficult students, working one-on-one with several who had severe behavioral problems, raising their scores on average by one full letter grade.
- Participated in the creation of hundreds of pages of unique and engaging educational materials, including daily lesson plans, weekly quizzes and tests, classroom games, and roleplays.
I am comfortable working independently and as part of a team. I strongly prioritize critical thinking and creativity, skills that I encourage with my assignments and lesson plans, and take pride in tailoring everything that I create to the unique needs of each classroom. I am certified by the state of Minnesota both as a Child Care Assistant and in CPR. Additionally, I have also been playing the piano and guitar for most of my life, and enjoy sharing my love of music with my students.
I have attached my resume for your consideration. I hope that, after reviewing it, you will agree that as a teacher assistant I would be a valuable addition to your team. I will do whatever it takes to help your teachers create an environment where every class is special and all your students can excel.
Thank you very much for your consideration.