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Andrea Valles

3446 E Oak St

Phoenix, AZ 85008

Dear Principal Reardon,

My name is Andrea Valles. I am writing to you to express my interest in


applying for the Spanish teacher position that is available at St. Theresa. I am a
graduate from Arizona State University with a degree of Secondary Education with a
focus of Spanish.

My objectives as a teacher is to have the students use their language skills


and learn to apply the Spanish language inside and outside the classroom to slowly
grow as bilingual students. Also, I do expect them to explore and know relationships
of a diverse Hispanic cultures practices, products, and perspectives. Since learning
a foreign language is important, I do want the students to develop an interest to
continue learning about the language for their own personal need and strive to be
world citizens in their communities.

I do have a desire in teaching at this school to contribute my teaching into


this community of learners in this school. I am considered as a hardworking person,
I am also dedicated into this profession of teaching a foreign language. I have
experience with young people both inside and outside the classroom. I have
developed expertise in lesson planning, assessment, and keeping the classroom in
90% of the target language. For me, teaching is not just a job, its my vocation to
educate the future leaders of tomorrow.

It will be a great pleasure to discuss about this teaching position in more


further detail. I have provided my resume for more information. I look forward for a
follow-up or arrange an interview in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Andrea Valles
February 24, 2017

Dear Parents,

My name is Ms. Andrea Valles. I will be your childs Spanish teacher this semester. I
am a graduate from Arizona State University with a master degree in Secondary
Education in Spanish. I am very looking forward to a successful year. I do have high
standards for your student when it comes to learning a foreign language. It doesnt
matter if this is the first time your child is learning a language, we would start from
the bottoms and work our up through the year.

I do expect that the students would have an understanding on how learning a


foreign language would be a great advantage to your students future. This year the
students would learn how to apply their skills to the test during this course. I do
expect the students to gain knowledge and understanding of the diverse Hispanic
cultures and can establish an interest in the context of the language and culture by
comparing the students culture and language.

To some students, learning another language can be difficult but it will be worth it
up till the end. I do expect that the students should practice their Spanish inside and
outside the classroom at least 30 minutes a day. As parents, Spanish may not be
your first language but there are resources where you can utilize to practice the
language at home. I am asking for your help to check periodically into your Synergy
account for your students grades. I have also included a copy of the class syllabus
at the end of this letter if you have any questions or comments.

Finally, I do want you to know that my lines of communication are open for you if
you have any questions and comments about your students progress or about this
class. I am accessible every day from 12:00pm to 12:20pm also 2:45pm-3:10pm for
parent teacher conference. Please feel free to contact me at 602-555-1202 ext 123
or email me at avalles2@ymail.com. Thank you so much for your time.

Sincerely,
Andrea Valles

February 24, 2017

Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you to ask for your assistance in helping me address some
concerns that have been occurring for the past three weeks. Your daughter, Marisol
has not been turning in any work and her grades in the class are drastically going
down. Marisol was doing a great job getting her classwork done on time in the
beginning of the semester but I have noticed a drastic change in her behavior in the
classroom.

My policy for missing work is the following: whatever classwork has been missing
and turned in late it would be 50% percent as a grade in the gradebook. If a student
has one missing assignment, it is his or her responsibility to talk with the teacher to
see if there is another copy of the classwork and receive one catchup day to
complete the work for half the credit. If I notice that a student has not been turning
in any work in a regular basis, their grades will decrease unless they hold
accountable of turning in the work they need to turn in.

What I can do is to have Marisol come to my classroom during lunch or after school
to see what I can do to help her get back on track with her studies for this class and
at another classes as well. I will give her opportunity to complete the classwork that
she has missing in class. I will also provide any study sessions during the week to
either complete any work or practice her Spanish with me. At the end, I would like
to organize a parent teacher conference to come together and see how much
Marisol has improved during the study sessions.

I know that Marisol will work hard to get her grade up if she holds accountable of
what she needs to complete. I do look forward for your response to this situation.
Thank you for your support. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or
concerns.

Sincerely,
Ms.Andrea Valles