[Letter to Reader Example]
June 1, 2008
Welcome! My name is Sally Student and I am a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School. This portfolio is a representation of my academic progress at Thomas Jefferson over the last four years. I’ve included a list of my achievements, a resume and letters of recommendation, my WASL scores, and high school transcripts in my portfolio. I’ve also included a summary of my plans for after high school and a few of my favorite projects from my years at Thomas Jefferson. While I was at Thomas Jefferson, I enjoyed Drama and English classes and sang in the school’s Concert Choir. I also took two years of Spanish through my school’s foreign language program. Outside of academics, I played tennis for Thomas Jefferson and my tennis partner and I were number one doubles for Thomas Jefferson my senior year. I began volunteering at the local elementary school as a math and reading tutor in my junior year and have since developed a love for working with and teaching elementary school students. This summer I am traveling with my church to Mexico to help build houses for needy families. I think this experience will help me improve my Spanish speaking ability and allow me to interact with people of a different cultural background. I am looking forward to this opportunity to give back and improve the lives of others. After I graduate from Thomas Jefferson, I plan to pursue my love for teaching at Western Washington University in Bellingham where I hope to major in elementary education. I believe that I would make a good teacher because I work well with others and have a knack for inspiring younger children to succeed. I also want to minor in Spanish. This minor and my experience in Mexico will be useful in the classroom. Eventually I would like to be a third grade teacher and help educate future generations of students. ...
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