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September 2nd, 2017

Dear School Administration,


Hello, and thank you so much for considering me to student teach in your school district.
I hope that I can be a wonderful addition to your school and am excited to learn from and work
with your staff. My name is Jaime Sichmeller and I am from a small farm outside of Roslyn, SD.
I am currently attending South Dakota State University, majoring in Early Childhood Education.
I am also a student in the cooperative teaching program with Dakota State University majoring in
Elementary Education. I would love the opportunity to teach in an elementary classroom in the
grades of kindergarten through 3rd grade.
During the process of attaining my degree I have had many student teaching
opportunities that have challenged me and made me a better teacher and person in general. I am a
firm believer in that every child is different, therefore they learn in different ways. This belief
has helped me come up with multiple ways of teaching to a class, as well as learning more about
the family relationships outside of the classroom. I have participated in an assistant track coach
position at Webster Area High School, and believe that that has taught me numerous things that I
can also use inside my class. Throughout my college experience I was involved in AEYC as well
as SNEA. I have been involved in numerous volunteer opportunities such as helpline center,
State-A-Thon, Sacred Hearts Mission Trip, and was also a mentor for Brookings Youth
Mentoring Program. Also holding numerous jobs such as a swim instructor for the youth,
lifeguard, babysitter, and a peer mentor. Throughout all of these experiences I have focused
getting to better understand how each child learns differently as well as the impact their family
has on their education.
I have chosen this district due to the wonderful community, that I will be living in, as
well as the amazing opportunities I hope to come by. The size of both the school and community
are things that I find both comforting as well as exciting. Please feel free to view the my
electronic portfolio (jaimesichmeller2.weebly.com) where you will find lesson plans, reference
letters, and professional organizations as well as goals. Also you can contact me with any further
questions, by phone (218-208-7688), or by email (jaime.sichmeller@jacks.sdstate.edu).
Thank you kindly,
Jaime Sichmeller