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School Principal Cover Letter

Principal Cover Letter

Principals coordinate daily operations in a school. These professionals have multiple roles, including administration and collaborating with state education officials. Common work activities seen on a Principal resume are setting academic goals, implementing school curricula, allocating budgets, monitoring expenses, organizing and attending school events, meeting with parents, coordinating and recruiting staff, and managing school records. A good Principal should also update their professional knowledge regularly by taking part in educational opportunities.

A successful cover letter sample for Principal usually highlights the following skills:

  • Education administration expertise
  • Managerial skills
  • Leadership
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer competences
  • Decision-making
  • Time management and deadline orientation
  • Teamwork

Comparable Principal qualifications are visible in the cover letter example provided below.

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Dear Mr. Meridian:

Upon learning of your opening for the position of Principal of Valley Hill, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. As an accomplished, visionary leader in the school sector with 18 years of operational, planning, and administration experience within the Mainline School System, I am well prepared to significantly contribute to your goals and objectives in this role.

My expertise lies in overseeing areas such as day-to-day operations, curriculum development, community partnership building, and standard setting for both students and staff to realize improved academic performance. From conceptualizing and establishing forward-thinking plans to collaborating with teachers and administrators to achieve consensus across multiple levels, I excel at directing strategic enhancements to drive goal achievement while communicating openly with instructors, staff, and parents.

Highlights of my experience include the following:

  • Advancing through increasingly responsible positions, starting from my early career as a middle school science teacher and progressing into first a Vice Principal and then a Principal role with Mainline Middle School in 2003.
  • Developing and implementing budgets, policies, and procedures while supervising a staff of 107 and a student population of approximately 800 while creating short- and long-range strategic plans to drive future physical and academic growth of the school.
  • Established a high-performing school as the primary vision and objective, setting and prioritizing goals and define time frames for professional staff development.
  • Instituted a weekly engagement program to amplify student exposure to varied extracurricular activities such as dancing, culinary arts, and outdoor appreciation.

My skills in academic operational oversight have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Douglas F. Blankenship

Elementary Principal Cover Letter Sample

This client was looking for a new challenge as an elementary principal - this sample cover letter represents the applicant's strong ability to make decisions, promote values, and develop a top-notch school team.

This elementary school principal cover letter example showcases the client's education and credentials, and years of administrative and classroom expertise. Judith's leadership skills, relevant personality traits, and enthusiasm really stand out. Keywords such as staff development, faculty goals, multicultural awareness, and gender sensitivity will ensure the cover letter makes it past the scanner and to the human eye.

You will notice that the cover letter matches the principal resume sample in formatting, style, font, and borders. This ensures consistency between documents and makes for a visually pleasing, matching application package. The examples of the teachers and school administrators resume on this website are only a selected few styles/templates we use. When we design and write our clients' resume, the design, font, and formatting we use are diverse.

The content of each resume we write is extremely unique to the individual, we are NOT a 'resume mill' type resume writing company.

The cover letter targeting an elementary administration position begins by highlighting Judith's years of experience, education credentials, and experience which will entice the reader to continue reading to find out more. We then go on to list her best skills as an administrator, as well as her past successes.

Using the two bullets to showcase leadership and administrative competence ensures the reader will notice these qualities, and be prompted to move on to Judith's resume. These two bullet points are very effective because they highlight her skills and experience without completely reiterating everything that is stated in the resume.

Repeating information is perhaps the biggest mistake that principals and other education professionals make when writing a cover letter. Cover letters are supposed to serve as a complement to your resume, describing your core competencies and passion for the job, not a mini resume. Although, you may repeat a few things, such as your degree and relevant certifications.

Instead of repeating similar information across multiple documents, take a couple of relevant accomplishments in your most relevant role and describe them in a little more detail. Add in specific facts if you can to quantify your achievements and make it easier for the reader to understand the full scope of your leadership accomplishments. If you are pursuing a school leadership position take the time to gather information regarding relevant achievements and skills.

Once again, whether you are wishing to secure a high school principal, middle school, head of school, or superintendent position show what makes you qualified to do the job. You can review many other cover letter examples on this website.

We then end the cover letter by providing information that is not in the resume at all. We describe her commitment to the students and staff that she serves by stating her educational philosophy. This helps a school to visualize what they can expect out of her leadership.

Lastly, the cover letter ends with the conclusion paragraph that states she will call to follow-up at a specified time. This is a great tactic that ensures future communication.

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Don't forget to scrutinize the resume example for a school principal to examine how we formatted and wrote about her student teaching experience and accomplishments.

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