Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Teachers Resume | Sample Resume
Curriculum Vitae (CV) | Teacher Résumé | Teacher Cover Letter
The importance of a teacher resume or curriculum vitae (CV)! A CV or resume provides an overview of a teachers experience and educational qualifications. A CV is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking a teaching position.
Sean D. Taylor, M.Ed
(520) 245-3920 – firstname.lastname@example.org – Tucson Arizona
To: Principals and Administrators:
July 9, 2012
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
I am pleased to present my résumé and Curriculum Vitae for your consideration as a curriculum / reading specialist in your district. I am confident that my academic background, teaching experience and curriculum development skills can serve your mission, and help produce improved outcomes like those I have seen in my own classroom, and in the classrooms of teachers with whom I have worked.
Beginning in 2005 I developed and implemented an effective four-week compensatory reading intervention program/literacy curriculum sequence for primary and intermediate students. In the subsequent years, participants in my classroom and other classrooms have seen a significant increase in literacy scores as measured by the NWEA MAP assessment and criterion-referenced testing or "standards based assessment."
The inception of Reading Boot Camp as an intervention program involved a total of 20 extraordinary teachers, from three different schools, all of whom wanted to pilot a teacher-developed intervention. The school district and three of the schools failed AYP in the previous years. We implemented the curriculum sequence in the two weeks before the state testing window in grades 2 through 5, and outcomes were dramatic: 95% of the students in 95% of participating classrooms passed the State Reading assessments. We were thrilled by the flood of positive responses from teachers, students, and parents, and, perhaps most significantly, all three schools made AYP that year. In the years since, 90% off all students participating in the full 20 day program passed all State reading tests.
I am inspired to broaden the influence of this influential program. I’m committed to finding a position that enables me to help teachers and students discover innovative ways to improve student literacy. On a personal note, I believe my own experience with dyslexia and my inability to read during primary school affords me uncommon insight into helping all students learn to read.
Please consider this Letter of Interest and attached résumé as an expression of my sincere interest in pursuing any curriculum/education specialist opportunities that may arise in your district. I welcome the chance to arrange a formal interview, or to simply chat about possibilities. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sean D Taylor M.Ed.