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This residency application for the University of South Dakota features a cover page and application that includes education, experiences, references, and more. (2015)
USD School of Education
414 E Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to request a student teaching placement within your school district. My teaching major is Elementary Education with a minor in Reading Education. I’m most interested in gaining further experiences in the middle school, but I would be excited to apply my efforts and gain experience within other grade levels as well.
A desire to learn and to continually grow as an individual is what began my path towards teaching. I felt as though I grew intellectually stagnant and sought out information on my own, learning what I could from whatever sources I would find. Knowing that some of the best sources of knowledge are those that teach, I decided to go to college and seek intellectual challenge. In seeking this challenge I came to the conclusion that being the one to deliver such knowledge in a way that makes students want to learn is a challenge worth pursuing, and to be a good teacher would be the ultimate intellectual challenge.
My constant desire to learn and to grow is a great strength in this field, as I bring that same enthusiasm for learning to those I teach. Throughout my professional career I’ve held a number of positions that placed heavy emphasis upon being a leader and directing those around me, planning and organizing, executing such plans while monitoring progress, motivating teams, and educating both new and well-established members of the teams. I’ve often been relied upon to deliver quality leadership while providing superior support to ensure the success of not only myself, but the success of those around me.
Current and prior employment opportunities give me a great advantage in how I manage and educate people, but having a daughter of my own to work with on a daily basis is a great strength in dealing with children. I’ve also had the great opportunity to have field experience within a third-grade classroom as well as an internship with an outstanding seventh-grade course. I am privileged to call other educators from a variety of positions and experiences friends and extraordinary support to my pursuits in being an educator as well. I believe that I would be a great asset to a school, and I expect that a student teaching experience within your school district would ensure that the foundation to my development of being a professional educator is strong and that I can continue to grow and succeed within the field.
Enclosed is my résumé for your review and consideration. I welcome the opportunity for an interview to further discuss my qualifications and background to become a student teacher within your school system. I look forward to the student teaching experience and talking with you soon.
512 S Holly Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
firstname.lastname@example.org – School
email@example.com – Personal
Primary Phone: (605) 201-0523
School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Email: email@example.com
University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota
Bachelor of Science in Education Elementary Education Major Reading Education Minor
Graduation: December 2016
Brandon Valley High School Brandon, South Dakota
Diploma Graduation: May 2003
2015 Internship Experience; Harrisburg, SD; Harrisburg South Middle School;
7th grade Geography and Advanced Social Studies.
2015 Paraprofessional; Tea, SD; Tea Intermediate School; 3rd grade.
Best Buy / Microsoft Sioux Falls, SD Awarded: December 2013 to July 2015
Thirty total awards including: Customer Compliment & Satisfaction, Flawless Execution of Sales Behaviors, Thorough Understanding of Current Company Priorities or DT Strategies, Supervisor Evidence of Great Sales Coaching
Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership Sioux Falls, SD Awarded: February 2013
“Best of the Best” Sales Manager Company-Wide
South Dakota State University Brookings, SD Awarded: January 2004
Student Technology Fellowship
*See Work Experience for applicable leadership roles.
Microsoft Expert September 2013 – Present
Best Buy / Microsoft – (605) 334-0003 – 2101 W 41st St Ste 3, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Sales Manager November 2012 – September 2013
Aaron’s Sales & Lease – (605) 275-9470 – 2410 E 10th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Manager in Training / Assistant Manager Aug. 2011 – Nov. 2012 and Sept. 2009 – Apr. 2011
Appliance & Furniture RentAll – (605) 339-9770 – 1622 W 12th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Appliance & Furniture Rentall – (605) 332-5252 – 320 N Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD
Salesman April 2011 – August 2011
Autoland, Inc. – (605) 339-3366 – 2524 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Autoland, Inc. – (605) 271-3366 – 4201 E 10th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Sales Manager / Credit Manager February 2008 – August 2009
Rent-A-Center – (605) 339-3366 – 2511 W 10th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
*Further work experience dating back to 2002 available upon request.
Mark Upward Personal Relationship
Retired Principle, Vermillion Public Schools, Vermillion, SD
Personal Phone: (605) 670-2097 Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marianne Upward Personal Relationship
Retired Director of Special Education, Vermillion Public Schools, Vermillion, SD
Personal Phone: (605) 670-2083 Personal Email: email@example.com
Jacqueline Smidt, M.S. Personal Relationship
Third Grade Teacher, Hartley Elementary School, Waseca, MN
Personal Phone: (605) 670-7567 Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Herman Personal Relationship
Fifth Grade Reading / Language Arts / Social Studies Teacher, Lakewood Elementary School, Buchanan, TN
Personal Phone: (605) 496-3431 Work Email: email@example.com
Tyler Dickes Professional and Personal Relationship
Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher, Memorial Middle School, Sioux Falls, SD
Personal Phone: (605) 660-3146 Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juston Sangster Professional and Personal Relationship
Police Officer, University Police Department, Vermillion, SD
Personal Phone: (605) 261-2579 Work Email: Juston.email@example.com
*Additional references available upon request; selected references are meant to offer a variety of individuals who can provide unique perspectives from both a personal and professional point of view.
tunity for an interview to further discuss my qualifications and background to become a student teacher within your school system. I look forward to the student teaching experience and talking with you soon.