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Assistant Principal Cover Letters

Assistant Principal Cover Letter

Assistants Principal provide support to school principals and take over their role when absent. This job includes several different responsibilities, such as administration, managing personnel, disciplining students, and communicating to employees and stakeholders. Examples of Assistant Principal duties include developing school calendars, establishing examination periods, organizing various events, assigning locations for each class, preventing and handling bullying, suspending students, collaborating with social workers, informing students on behavioral rules, and keeping in touch with staff and parents.

A successful sample cover letter for Assistant Principal should showcase the following qualifications:

  • Supervisory skills
  • Education administration expertise
  • Organization and planning
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer competences
  • Knowledge of school programs
  • The ability to motivate others
  • Stamina and perseverance
  • Deadline orientation
  • Attention to details

Similar Assistant Principal qualifications can be seen in the cover letter example provided below.

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Dear Ms. Berg:

As a skilled and enthusiastic professional with experience in school administration, curriculum planning, and student relations, it is my pleasure to submit the enclosed resume for your review. My background and passion for education position me to significantly impact your school in the role of Assistant Principal.

Supervising administrative and teaching staff, implementing school policies, leading assessments, and managing extracurricular programs are just a few of the areas in which I excel. My passion for cultivating rewarding, dynamic, and high-performing educational environments has successfully resulted in high levels of faculty retention and excellent student experiences.

Highlights of my qualifications include:

  • Excelling as the Assistant Principal for John F. Meyer Middle School in Tampa Bay for the past nine years, driving the planning, development, and implementation of curriculum and special programs while generating reports, promoting staff professional development, and handling diverse administrative tasks.
  • Maintaining a fine balance between meeting, or surpassing, state guidelines and national criteria for standardized test scores while remaining committed to focusing on the “whole child” experience—including emotional and social growth.
  • Partnering with parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers to improve student attendance and resolve difficult problems.
  • Building and sustaining strong student and staff relationships, encouraging queries and comments and laying the foundation for a challenging and exciting school environment.

With my experience and credentials, I am well prepared to dedicate myself to the highest standards of learning at your school and exceed your expectations for this position. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Elena J. Cramer

It’s a fairly common occurrence in academia, especially before the start of a busy school year: a job opportunity suddenly arises, such as for an assistant principal position. Without delay, write and send a letter of intent, as these positions can be filled quickly. Similar to a cover letter, a letter of intent accompanies a resume and often a list of references. Be sure to exhibit enthusiasm for the position and outline your qualifications and relevant experience, but be sure to do so in one page. Your goal is to pique the interest of the prospective employer and secure an interview, which will put you one step closer to landing the position.

1. Place your name and contact information in larger font at the top center position of the page. Include your phone number as well as your email address as you don’t want to unwittingly eliminate the prospective employer’s preferred mode of communication.

2. Type in the date, followed by the name and address of the contact person listed in the ad and justify all this information on the left side of the page.

3. Open your letter with a friendly statement of purpose. You might say, for example, “As an experienced, hands-on educator, I would like to be considered for the assistant principal position at ABC Elementary School for the upcoming school year.”

4. Cite your educational credentials. Briefly mention any projects or papers that you wrote that are relevant to work as an assistant principal. Also, mention any awards or scholarships that you won in school. Be sure to include any ongoing continuing courses you are currently enrolled in.

5. Mention highlights of your relevant work experience, including your most recent position. Include the name of the schools you have worked at, as well as their size. Mention any other duties you assumed as part of these positions, such as volunteer roles, coaching or advising.

6. Explain why you enjoy being, or wish to be, an assistant principal. Share your educational philosophy and your special traits and characteristics. Sell yourself to the prospective employer in an enthusiastic and honest manner. End this passage with a deft allusion to your references, such as, “I am confident that my references would attest to these qualities. I’ve included a list of these references, as well as my resume, for your convenience.”

7. Promise to follow up with the prospective employer “in a few days.” You might add, “If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me at the phone number or email address at the top of this page. Thank you kindly for your time and consideration.”

8. Proofread and edit your letter scrupulously. It should be free of spelling and grammar errors.

About the Author

With education, health care and small business marketing as her core interests, M.T. Wroblewski has penned pieces for Woman's Day, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal and many newspapers and magazines. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.

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