Special Education Administrator Cover Letter

Principal Cover Letter Sample 1: 

It is with great enthusiasm that I write to submit my name for a school leadership position. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Biology), a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Principal’s Certificate, and have completed some coursework towards an Ed.D. With 2 years experience as a Principal, 12 years experience as an Assistant Principal and more than seven years experience in hands-on teaching, I am confident that I possess the qualifications required to help your district promote its philosophy and goals.

As the attached resume will detail, I am currently serving as Principal at Lower Hauphin Area High School, where I am the educational leader and administrator in charge of all programs and initiatives. I am working closely with faculty to realign the curriculum to the Common Core and modify instruction to best prepare students for the Keystone exams. As an Assistant Principal at State College Area High School, I supervised a diverse staff and more than 2,500 students. As Activities Administrator, I spearheaded a faculty task force that successfully maintained over 90 student clubs and activities on a significantly reduced budget by encouraging faculty and staff to donate their time and expertise at little or no cost to the district. I have coordinated Classrooms for the Future and have utilized Standards Aligned Systems, Measures of Academic Progress and PA Value-Added Assessment to improve effectiveness of instruction. Additionally, I served five years as a Chairperson for the Middle States Association, an experience that has magnified my site planning and instructional leadership abilities.

My greatest strengths include: collaborative leadership, strategic planning, empowering educators to develop their leadership and instructional skills, independent academic program development in technology, science, and math, coordination and leadership in community and pedagogical programs, and identification / implementation of organizational programs. I foster strong working relationships with local and school communities and facilitate integration of initiatives designed to enhance the school environment.

As Principal, I aspire to a school culture and educational program conducive to student learning and development. Families are under tremendous challenges today, and I seek to foster positive behavior, student and faculty teamwork, and cooperation in the school environment. I initiate and lead programs to provide clear, concise information both internally to professional staff and externally to students and parents. My belief is that students make choices, and most of the time there are natural consequences for these choices. They should be held accountable in a consistent and fair manner.

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you personally to discuss, in detail, how my diverse skills and experience will allow me to make a valuable contribution to your school district. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Principal Cover Letter Sample 2: 

I wish to apply for the position of High School Principal, as advertised in the July edition of The News Times. I studied your requirements carefully and believe that I have the required qualifications and experience for this position. I request you to accept my resume enclosed with this application.

As noted on my resume, I hold a masters degree in education and a professional license in teaching. I have been working as Assistant Principal at Mayoor School since 2006. Before 2006, I was teaching middle school English at the same school.

My key job functions and responsibilities include:

  • Supervising all school personnel
  • Formulating and implementing programs, curriculum activities, policies, and budgets in a manner that improves the educational development prospects of each student and promotes the professional development of all teachers
  • Identifying the annual objectives for the instructional, athletic, and extracurricular programs of the school
  • Evaluating progress of the students and supervising and apprising the performance of the teachers

My resume highlights specific examples of my administrative and leadership duties. During my tenure as Principal, I have been complemented on numerous occasions by the school superintendent on my strong problem-solving, creative thinking, and long-range planning abilities. Additionally, I am adept in communicating with a diverse population.

I relish the range of challenges that are part of this job and enjoy working with students, parents, and teachers. My interests, strengths and abilities, along with my over 6 years of experience I believe, are exactly what you want for this position.

My enclosed resume provides more information on my education, professional experience, and achievements. I hope you will give me the opportunity of a personal interview to help me understand your needs better and explain to you in greater detail how I can contribute to your school system.

Principal Cover Letter Sample 3: 

I am an enthusiastic professional educator with 17 years of successful experience. As you will note on my attached resume, I hold a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Arkansas State University. I bring to the table six years of experience as a middle school principal, one year of experience as an assistant principal, and ten years of experience as a school counselor. Currently, I am the principal of East Middle School in Memphis TN and am in charge of 630 students. In this role, I work collaboratively with teachers to ensure that students achieve academically in a safe learning environment.

Although successful in my career as a middle school principal, I am now seeking to combine my school leadership experience with my passion for mentoring and coaching new and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers at the high school level. Listed below is a summary of what I have to offer your organization:

Leadership Competence: Promoting student achievement by making learning a top priority; creating a shared vision; evaluating instructional practices; analyzing data in order to monitor progress and set goals; monitoring lesson plans; managing the curriculum; and designing, guiding, and leading professional development.

Administrative Competence: Maintaining a safe learning environment; selecting, inducting, and evaluating staff; managing the school budget; and overseeing day-to-day operations of the school.

Greater details of my qualifications and what I have to offer can be found on the attached copy of my resume. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you so that we can discuss the contributions that I can make to your organization. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Special Education Assistant Cover Letter

Special Education Assistants are responsible for instructing students with special needs. Teaching duties of these professionals include preparing materials for lesson, delivering lessons, assigning work, maintaining attendance and grade records, and tailoring lessons to the needs of every student. Moreover, they may also be required to assist students with eating, moving from one class to another, using the bathroom, or riding the bus.

Those interested in a Special Education Assistant position should be able to demonstrate the following skills and abilities throughout their cover letters:

  • Special education expertise
  • Instruction skills
  • Patience
  • Being able to communicate effectively to students with special needs
  • Stamina and physical fitness
  • Computer competences
  • First aid knowledge
  • Teamwork
  • Organization and planning
  • Attention to details
  • Supervisory skills

Similar job skills and experience can be seen in the cover letter sample provided below.

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Dear Ms. Streeter:

As a skilled and enthusiastic emerging special education teacher with experience planning and supporting engaging activities and curriculum for diverse students, it is my pleasure to submit the enclosed resume for your review. My background, communication strengths, and passion for special education positions me to significantly impact your school as your next Special Education Assistant.

With my recent Bachelor’s degree in Teaching with a special focus on Special Education, my acquired knowledge and skill set are sure to render me an asset to your school. I am prepared to excel in this position, allowing me to support teachers in working with students facing a range of academic and personal challenges. Through substantive practicum and internship roles, I have honed my ability to help with assignments, track student progress, customize activities, and prepare lesson plans in conjunction with lead teachers. Furthermore, I possess the creativity, presentation, and motivational skills required to thrive in this role and make a strong contribution to the learning experience of your special education students.

Highlights of my qualifications include…

  • Working with individual and small groups of students to offer extra support and guidance, reinforcing new concepts and ensuring thorough comprehension of the materials to enable academic progression and minimize delays.
  • Assisting—as directed by certified lead teacher—in successfully encouraging and supporting students with special needs in integrated classroom settings as determined by IEP/Title 1.
  • Building and sustaining strong student relationships, encouraging student queries, comments, and concerns and laying the foundation for a dynamic and exciting classroom environment.
  • Keeping an unwavering focus on maintaining a safe, supportive, empathic, and encouraging learning environment for struggling students.
  • Demonstrating excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership talents, as well as a caring and patient personality.

With my experience and credentials, I am more than prepared to dedicate myself to the highest standards of special education learning at your school and exceed your expectations for this position. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in detail.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Helen D. Lofton

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