Your LinkedIn summary introduces you to your entire LinkedIn community, including current and former colleagues, potential employers, and family and friends. LinkedIn provides a platform to share what makes your accomplishments and relevant skills unique, and the summary is the perfect place to showcase this from the start. Additionally, an engaging summary can pique the interest of like-minded professionals, making it more likely that they will want to connect and engage with you. Displayed on your profile under the “About” header, you can tailor your summary to your particular niche in the education field.
The purpose of your LinkedIn summary is to:
- Demonstrate your passion for your niche in the field of education.
- Emphasize the unique value you bring to your role.
- Give your reader an idea of who you are as a professional.
Essentially, you are communicating your professional brand in your LinkedIn summary.
The format for your LinkedIn summary is flexible, so it’s up to you how you’d like to present yourself. Feel free to use first-person pronouns since you are writing your personal narrative, and consider including an invitation to connect with you at the end.
You can get more detailed advice about developing your professional brand in our Professional brand guide and a closer look at LinkedIn in our LinkedIn profile guide.
LinkedIn summary samples
Example 1 — ESOL teacher
As a dedicated ESOL teacher, I bring two years of experience as an after-school tutor, refining my interpersonal and curriculum development skills. My commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment for students from diverse linguistic backgrounds is underpinned by my Master of Arts in Teaching – TESOL. This degree equips me with the skills necessary to teach non-English speakers and celebrate cultural diversity in the classroom. I’ve designed tailored ESOL curricula to meet the unique needs of students at various proficiency levels, utilizing data-driven approaches and assessments to track progress and adjust instruction. Additionally, I leverage the latest educational technologies, integrating interactive multimedia tools to enhance language acquisition and engagement in the digital age.
Example 2 — Instructional designer
Passionate Instructional designer focused on revolutionizing the way learners engage with content. Earned Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership to develop expertise in learning principles, instructional design techniques, and higher education. Collaborated with higher education faculty during capstone to explore barriers to interactive online learning. Thrives on the intersection of creativity and pedagogy, transforming complex concepts into digestible, engaging, and memorable learning experiences. Excited to blend tech-savvy background in social media and UX/UI with instructional design skills to help faculty master emerging technologies in the classroom. Committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and skill development.
Example 3 — Assistant principal
I am an elementary school assistant principal bringing seven years of experience as a lead teacher. To take my career to the next level, I’m currently completing the principal licensure path as a part of the Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Leadership. I have an extensive background providing curriculum and instructional support to teachers and I’m excited to apply policy, budget, and management skills developed during the MSE to a Title I elementary school. Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated my ability to collaborate with educators, parents, and students, and to create a nurturing, innovative, and academically rigorous learning environment. My love for education goes beyond the administrative duties of an assistant principal. It encompasses a deep-seated belief in the power of education to transform lives. I am driven to prepare students for success in an ever-changing world.
“The bio section of your LinkedIn profile is an opportunity to introduce yourself to potential employers and colleagues. Use this section to showcase your strengths and skills that are relevant to your target audience. Incorporate relevant keywords to make it more searchable.”
– Ritu Arora, career expert at edX
Your LinkedIn summary is great for letting your professional brand shine and can kick-start many networking opportunities.
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