Sample resignation letter for a school teacher (7)

In this guide, we will see Sample resignation letters for school teachers (letter templates).

Sample resignation letter for school teacher

A sample resignation letter for a school teacher can be very useful if you currently have a career in education and you have decided you want to resign your current job position.

That could be either because you found a new job, personal reasons, health issues, etc. whatever the reason is, it is important to write a formal and professional resignation letter to let your employer know you are leaving.

However, consider checking your contract to verify the period notice, especially if you are under certain circumstances where you may need to leave under short notice or at the beginning/middle of the school year.

Sample 1:

Example from

“Francesca Hill

1514 Medallion Rd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90251

(555) 555-5555

Belinda Thomas


Los Angeles Unified School District

12 Parc St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

February 11th, 2017

Dear Mrs. Belinda Thomas,

I am writing this letter to officially notify you that I will be resigning from my current position as a Grade 6 Teacher at Westway Elementary School. My last day of work will be June 20th, 2017. I will be taking a different position here, in Beverly Hills.

I have already informed the principal and fellow staff members of my decision. We will be working together to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Teaching at Westway Elementary has been a genuine pleasure and has provided me with many valuable professional relationships.

If you have any questions or require more information, you can reach me by phone, or by email at

Thank you for your time.



Francesca Hill

Grade 6 Teacher

Westway Elementary School”

Sample 2:

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“Dear Dr. Nyland,

This letter is to inform you that effective 6/1/2018, I will be resigning from my position as 3rd Grade Teacher at South Shore Elementary School.

My time here has been a wonderful experience and the students at South Shore Elementary School are second to none. However, after careful thought and consideration my two hour commute time is too cumbersome for me to continue. The school and school district itself is simply too far for me to have a positive work-life balance.

Thank you for the positive support you have provided during my 30-year tenure and I wish you along with the rest of the teachers all of the best. Please forward any outstanding Tax and Retirement information to the address above, along with any additional monies due to me as well.


Lindsey Stirling”

Sample 3:

Example from

“Ms. Naomi Bates

423 Westminster Place

Princeton, NJ, 56001

(555) 555-5555

Mrs. Carol Windsor


Montebello High School

233 Senator Avenue

Princeton, NJ, 56023

January 3rd, 2017

Dear Ms. Windsor,

Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from the position teaching Grade 11/12 Physics Teacher. My last day of work will be April 30th, the end date of the spring term.

I assure you that I will be working closely with my replacement during this transitionary period to ensure that the students’ learning is not negatively affected. My lesson plan for the rest of the year is complete, and all the necessary course materials and teaching aids are ready to be implemented. All of my student files have been updated to further prepare the incoming teacher.

Being a teacher at Montebello High School this past year and a half has been a great privilege, as well as an invaluable learning experience. I am grateful for the opportunity.

I can be reached at my personal phone number or email address should you have any further questions.

Sincere Regards,


Naomi Bates”

Sample 4:

Example from


100 Broadway Lane, New Parkland, CA, 91010

Cell: (555) 987-1234

Dear Dr. Aiken,

Please accept this letter as my official resignation from my position as a 2nd-grade teacher with the New Parkland Elementary School. My final day of employment will be June 7, 2015. After much contemplation, I have made the decision to focus my attention on my family’s needs at home.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and am honored to have had the chance to touch the lives of so many children. It has been as much a pleasure to learn from them as it has been to teach them. Thank you so very much for the opportunity.

I will work hard in my final days of employment to complete all of the required paperwork and duties assigned to me. I am happy to assist in making the transition as seamless as I can. Please let me know if you need any additional information and do not hesitate to reach out with questions by phone at (555) 987-1234 or email at


Debra Higgins”

Sample 5:

Example from

“Your name

123 stress address

City, State Zip

Your phone number

Your email


Contact name



123 Street Address

City, State Zip

Dear (principal/supervisor/superintendent), 

Kindly accept this letter as my official notice of resignation as the 5th grade English teacher at (mention school) effective (resignation date).

After careful consideration, I have decided to (give reasons for resignation, e.g., pursuing a master’s degree in your subject or expertise, concentrating on your family, changing your career or early retirement). I truly enjoyed my tenure at (name of the school). Teaching the 5th grade has been a great pleasure, and I genuinely appreciated the opportunity of exchanging ideas with fellow staff members during my tenure. Similarly, it has been gratifying to teach and watch students learn and develop their language skills.

Under your leadership, I am confident (mention school) incredible reputation regarding performance and teaching standards will continue soaring high. Thank you again for the support, advice, and mentoring you gave me during my tenure. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and the institution in general. I wish you and (mention school) the very best moving forward.


Your signature

Your name”

Sample 6:

Example from

“Ms. Jessica English


City, State zip code


Ms. Beth Principal


ABC school


City, State zip code

Dear, Ms. Principal,

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my position as a 3rd grade English teacher with the ABC school. My final date of employment will be December 17, 20xx.

Teaching the third grade has given me the greatest pleasure over the past couple of years. And I highly appreciate the support and guidance I received during my tenure from colleagues and the school’s administration.

I wish you and the school the very best, moving forward. If I can be of any assistance to you during the remaining period, kindly let me know.


Signature (hard copy letter)

Your name”

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