If you intend to work as a substitute teacher at an institute where there are no job openings for the said position then, you can write a letter of intent to let them know that your are available.
Letter of intent is just like a cover letter. The only difference is that you will not be writing in response of a job advertisement. So, a letter of intent is written just like a cover letter. It must also be accompanied by a well-crafted resume that tells the hiring manager about your past experience and the skills that you offer in this capacity.
Your letter of intent should demonstrate your knowledge of various teaching methodologies and ability to deal with unfavorable situations in an effective manner. It should also highlight your presentation skills, effective communication and supervisory skills along with ability to discipline and motivate students.
Have a look at the following sample of letter of intent for the position of substitute teacher before you start writing your own.
Sample Letter of Intent for Substitute Teacher
September 22, 2012
Mr. Will Turner
ABC Primary School
564 Main Blvd
St. Paul, Minnesota 63865
Dear Mr. Turner:
I am writing this letter to tell you that I am eager to join your school as a substitute teacher. Previously, I was associated as a substitute teacher with City High School and I had been teaching students in different grades. With experience in implementing lesson plans and effective communication skills, I believe that I am well prepared to dedicate myself to the highest standards of learning at your school and exceed your expectations in the role of a Substitute Teacher.
During my employment, I was responsible for providing instruction, managing the learning environment and supervising children in the absence of the lead teacher. My experience enabled me to excel in classroom management, cross-functional collaboration, and innovative educational techniques. I am specially recognized for building and sustaining strong student relationship and encouraging student queries during the class. I am capable of teaching all primary level subjects, my greatest strengths lie in teaching History, English and Political Science.
My enclosed resume will provide you with further details about my skills and capabilities. I will contact your office after 10 days to see if it is possible to arrange an interview. In case you need any further information regarding my profile, you can contact me at (578) 365-2913.
Thank you in anticipation. I am looking forward to hear from you soon.
(Enc: Resume, Teaching Diploma)