Principal resignation letter to parents (5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “principal resignation letters to parents.”

Samples of principal resignation letter to parents

When writing a “principal resignation letter to parents,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell the parents about the departure; keep it short.
  • Indicate the reason why you are leaving the job.
  • Finally, thank the parents for being loyal.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to the parents. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Dear Mr. Graves,

I am writing to let you know that I will soon be resigning from my position as principal of ABC Middle School, due to my upcoming retirement. Although I have enjoyed working at the school all this time, I feel that this decision is in the best interest of both myself and the students. My last day as the principal of ABC Middle School will be January 15, 2014. I appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time.

My responsibilities at the school will be taken over by your new principal, Janet Evans. I feel confident that the school will continue to run smoothly with great progress made by the students under Mrs. Evans’ care. If you have any questions regarding this matter, I invite you to call me at (555)-555-5555 or email me at [email] and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Working with the students and faculty of ABC Middle School has been a great experience for me which I will not soon forget. I will surely miss being in contact with each and every one of you and wish you all the best. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Gorman”

Sample 2:

“Jameson Gould

City, State, Zip

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Weathers,

It’s with heavy heart I write this letter to all the parents of students here at St. Francis. You may have already heard rumors to the effect, but I wanted to make an official announcement about my retirement as the school’s principal and sometimes math teacher. My last day in the office will be at the end of this school year, June 28th.

When I first entered this building 18 years ago, I was a graduate student. I thought it would be a pit stop. A way to continue paying for my studies. Little did I know I would fall in love with teaching and find a deep affection for trying to instill a love of learning in others. I would be remiss to imply there were times I wanted to run from the building screaming, but there were far more times when I thanked God He chose to put me on this path.

When I was appointed principal in 1994, I gladly took the reins. I had so many ideas and dreams for this school and am happy to say I have seen them to fruition.

May I say it has been a pleasure partnering with you and all the other parents and teachers and students that made my tenure here such a pleasure?

Thank you all.

Best regards,

Jameson Gould”

Sample 3:

“Dear Parents,

It’s with true sadness that I write you this letter informing you of my resignation from my role as [description of your current teaching role and school for which you work]. [ A one- to two-sentence explanation of your experiences in this role and expression of gratitude for the opportunities you’ve had.] Unfortunately, though, I must take time away from teaching this year [brief explanation about why you’re leaving your role].

I’m so thankful for the opportunity I had to work at [school name] and become a part of the community here. Working with your children has been so rewarding to me—[description of why you appreciated your students and what they did to make your career fulfilling]. I’ll always remember my students fondly and [short sentimental statement to reflect your feelings about leaving your role].

[One to two sentences explaining how you or the school selected your replacement and when they might assume your position]. [One to two sentences describing your successor, including their name and details about their professional background.] [Successor’s name] is excited to get to know your children and I’m confident they’ll be a great addition to the faculty at [school name].

I appreciate each of you and your understanding. I’ll miss my students and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. If you’d like to contact me with questions or concerns about my departure, you can email me directly at [email address] or call the school at [phone number].


[Your name]”

Sample 4:

“Dear Parents,

It’s with true sadness that I write you this letter advising you of my resignation from my role as a principal at Washington High School. My past 15 years of teaching at WHS have been nothing short of rewarding and I’ve always planned to make this my lifelong career. Unfortunately, though, I must take time away from teaching this year to focus on restoring my health and taking care of myself.

I’m so thankful for the opportunity I had to work at WHS and become an integral part of the academic community here. Working with your children has changed my life for the better—they’re incredible, capable students who have amazed me each day with their curiosity and creativity. I’ll always keep my memories of teaching your children close to my heart and look back fondly upon all the experiences I’ve had.

Due to the unique nature of my situation, I was able to play an active role in selecting my successor. After the holidays, Mr. Jonathon Burt will assume my position and begin working as your children’s new principal. Mr. Burt comes to WHS from the middle school in our neighboring town and has an impressive leadrship background. He is excited to get to know your children over the second half of the school year and I’m confident that he’ll be a superb addition to the faculty at WHS.

I appreciate each of you and your understanding. I’ll genuinely miss all of my students and I wish you all the best as you move forward in your education and lives. If you’d like to contact me with any questions or concerns, please email me directly at or call the school office at 555-291-2233.


Marie Sooner”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you announce to customers that an employee is leaving?

How to Tell Customers an Employee Has Left Your Company

  • Let the client know as soon as possible. 
  • Know what you can lawfully say. 
  • Be strategic about your communication. 
  • Focus on the client’s underlying concerns. 
  • Consider creating redundancies.

How do you tell a customer you’ll no longer service them?

  • Stay calm, rational and polite. 
  • Give reasons for terminating the relationship, but keep emotion and name-calling out of the conversation. 
  • Follow-up with a phone call. You can start the process with an email, but you should follow-up with a phone call to talk your client through the process and answer any questions.

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