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Lauren Thomas

2336 S Minneola Ln.


Gilbert, AZ, 85295
(540) 226-4150

John Ewing
Principal, Williams Field H.S.
2076 S Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ, 85295

Dear Principal Ewing,

My name is Lauren Thomas, and I am writing to you to express my interest in becoming a


science teacher at your school. I received my BA in Secondary Education with a focus in
Biological Sciences from Arizona State University, and in the process, completed internships in
schools throughout Gilbert, one being Williams Field. The vision and culture of your school is
the exact type of environment I have pictured myself in as an educator, and I would love to be a
contributing member to it.

I am very passionate about science, in all areas, and I hope my love for it will permeate
throughout my classroom through exploration and collaboration. Through implementation of the
Next Generation Science Standards, I hope to produce scientifically literate students who strive
to educate themselves and their peers about the many misconceptions surrounding science today.
My goal is to create engaging learning experiences to stimulate critical thinking, and to prepare
my students for the colleges and careers that await them. In addition to collaboration, I welcome
any and all communication with my students and their parents/guardians to address any
questions or concerns.

My vision for my classroom is to create a respectful, creative, exciting, and cooperative


environment. I want students to feel comfortable in asking, Why? wherever possible, and to
never be afraid to offer or ask for help. I will encourage my students to challenge themselves, to
problem solve, and to think like true scientists! In addition, of course, I will be willing and
available to help them where necessary.

I very much look forward to hearing from you regarding this opportunity, and thank you for
allowing me to introduce myself! I can be contacted by phone or email (lmthoma6@asu.edu),
and please do not hesitate with any questions. I hope to be in touch with you in the near future.

Best,
Lauren Thomas
Lauren Thomas
Biology Teacher, Williams Field H.S.
2076 S Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ, 85295

Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is Lauren Thomas, and I am thrilled to welcome you and your student to my 10th grade
Biology class! I received my BA in Secondary Education with a focus in Biological Sciences
from Arizona State University, and I am thrilled to be teaching your student this year!

I am very passionate about science, in all areas, and I hope my love for it will permeate
throughout my classroom through exploration and collaboration. My vision for the classroom is
to create a respectful, creative, exciting, and cooperative environment. I want your student to feel
comfortable in asking, Why? wherever possible, and to never be afraid to offer or ask for help.
I will encourage your student to challenge themselves, to problem solve, and to think like a
scientist!

I will teach your student with respect and sincerity, and my expectation is that they will return it
to both myself and their classmates. I will be willing and available to help where necessary, and
of course, I welcome any and all communication with my students and their parents to address
any questions or concerns.

I am so excited to teach your student this year, and I look forward to learning from them, as well!
As I mentioned previously, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or
concerns! I can be reached by email or phone, and will respond as soon as possible!

Phone: (540) 226-4150 *In reality, this would be the school phone number with the proper ext.
Email: lmthoma6@asu.edu

Thank you,
Lauren Thomas
Lauren Thomas
Biology Teacher, Williams Field H.S.
2076 S Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ, 85295

Mr. & Mrs. R. Felice


4843 S. Granite St.
Gilbert, AZ, 85298

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Felice,

I hope this letter is finding you well, and thank you for taking the time to read it. As you are
aware, your son, Mark, is a student in my class, and he is an absolute delight to have. He is
lively, animated, and often participates in the many discussions we have as a class.

However, one struggle I continue to have with Mark is his difficulty with organization. Of
course, it is understandable for a student to forget their pencil or need to borrow a sheet of paper
on occasion, but Mark seems to misplace these types of materials quite frequently. I have plenty
of extra materials in the classroom, all of which I am happy to provide, but I begin to become
concerned when rather than pencils or paper, its actual assignments that have gone missing. For
example, last Monday (2/13), the vocabulary sheet for Chapter 5 was due, and Mark had
misplaced it. Then, today (2/23), the study guide for the same chapter was due, and Mark
couldnt find it either. I am rather sure he is genuinely losing these items, rather than making an
excuse, because I have seen him working on them in class. When Mark does hand work in, it is
of excellent quality! He is very bright, and I do not want his grade to suffer.

In accordance with the policies of the science department, as listed in the syllabus, any late
assignments, other than those following an excused absence, will not be accepted. Due to this
policy, Mark received a zero on the two aforementioned assignments. He is very intelligent and
passionate, and I would hate to see his grade drop, despite his efforts! I was thinking that perhaps
a subject binder with dividers or color-coded folders might be helpful in developing his
organizational skills. I can even take the extra steps to ensure Mark places things where they
need to be by completing frequent notebook checks for him until he gets the hang of things.

Please let me know what you think of this idea, or if you may have a better idea in mind! As I
mentioned, Mark is a wonderful young man, which is why I am eager to find a solution to this
dilemma! As always, please feel free to contact me by phone or email. I look forward to hearing
from you!

Phone: (540) 226-4150 *In reality, this would be the school phone number with the proper ext.
Email: lmthoma6@asu.edu

Best,
Lauren Thomas