5043 Tower Lane NW, Rochester, MN 55901 507-226-1071
To Whom It May Concern:
During the past four years I have worked as a second grade teacher in the Rochester
Public Schools. During this time I worked with a population of students that was 48% minority,
48% low income, and between 40% and 50% spoke English as a second language.
I establish a positive and collaborative relationship with students and parents to promote
the ultimate growth for each child. I meet individual student’s needs by differentiating lessons,
creating extension projects for gifted students, and initiating interventions in the classroom for
students who are not meeting expectations.
As seen in the graphs below I have high academic expectations and my students showed
great academic growth in both reading and math.
50 27 12
41 AGE 28 AGE
31 OGE OGE
12 5 0 5
0 BGE BGE
BOY EOY BOY EOY
BOY-Beginning of Year EOY-End of Year
BGE-Below Grade Level Expectations OGA-On Grade Level Expectations AGE- Above Grade Level Expectations
In one year my class gained an average of 13% on reading assessments, 58 words
correct per minute in fluency, and 20% on math assessments.
As you can see from my enclosed resume, I worked relentlessly to ensure that my
students met and exceeded grade level expectations. I am confident that I will make a valuable
addition to your school because of my teaching expertise and my commitment to rigorous, data-
I am very interested in a teaching position at your school and I look forward to explaining
to you in greater detail how I can contribute to your students’ continued success. Thank you for
your time and consideration.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats