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Seven years ago, I moved to Porter, TX to work full-time with a local church.  Porter has become home.  My wife and I desire is to raise our 3 kids in this area.  I have been serving as a substitute for New Caney ISD for the last 6 years.  It is time to move away from full-time church work and I would like to pursue a career in education so that I can continue serving others.  I believe I am well-qualified to be considered for your open position.  

In college I took classes that helped me teach students and their families.  Many of my courses focused on stages of development and learning styles.  In my graduate program I continued these types of courses, as well as, Organizational Leadership, Counseling, and Conflict Management, which will serve my career in education exceedingly well.


I am currently enrolled in Texas Teachers of Tomorrow to receive an Alternative Teaching Certificate.  I have passed the content test for 7-12th grade Social Studies.  I have received my Statement of Eligibility for the 2021-2022 school year.


The past two decades of my life have been dedicated to serving students and their families.  While working in youth ministry, serving at a residential treatment facility for 11–20-year-olds, and preaching for small churches I taught, mentored, and coached students and their parents/guardians.  For the last 6 years I have been substituting for NCISD.  Serving in this role has helped me develop an appreciation for our schools, administration, teachers, and students and I have learned a great deal about our education system.


As a life-long learner, I am committed to continually learning ways to be a better teacher, in and out of the classroom.  I believe that my non-anxious presence, belief in the good of people, and my ability to adjust and adapt to changing situations, will serve to make me an excellent teacher.  I am looking forward to advancing in a career where I can continue to serve others and make a difference in our community.   


I appreciate you taking your time to consider me joining your team.  I look forward to an opportunity to speak with you further.  I am available for a formal interview or informal visit at your convenience.  Please feel free to contact me for any reason, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Daniel Burns 

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