Sample resignation letter for teachers (7)

In this guide, we will see sample resignation letters for teachers.

Sample resignation letter for teachers

Sample resignation letters for teachers are very useful no matter if you have a teaching job or a teaching position as a kindergarten teacher, preschool teacher, elementary teacher, or simply a school teacher or you could have a professional teaching job in higher education.

There are many reasons you may be considering leaving your job, for instance, health reasons, having a new job opportunity, personal growth, you have received a low increment in the salary you are not satisfied with, etc.

Whatever the reason, if you are considering leaving is important to write a formal resignation letter and if due to the circumstances you can’t deliver the letter in person, make sure you write a very professional and complete email, however, keep it brief and straight to the point.

No need to be detailed on the reasons why you are leaving but consider resigning as close to the end of the academic year as possible (considering the notice period), since it can be very inconvenient for your employer an early release and having to find a replacement in the middle of the academic year.

Sample 1

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”

Sample 2

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 3

Example from

“2 September 2007

Dear Sir:


I submit this letter to inform you of my wish to be released from contractual duty as a primary school teacher at Kibugu Primary School with effect from 28th November 2007. I, therefore, give a notice period of 3 months.

The reason I am requesting this release from my contract is that I wish to pursue further studies and acquire a Master’s degree. I will be studying full time at university.

I do understand that as this request will be tabled to the school’s board, I will be getting approval by mid-November Until then, the existing contract remains in effect.

I remain respectfully yours,

Your name.”

Sample 4

Example from

“[Your Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

[Today’s Date]

[Company Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Supervisor’s Name], 

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation as Seventh Grade World Studies Teacher at [School Name], effective [Resignation Date].

After a period of consideration, I have decided to return to school to earn my Master’s in Education. I truly enjoyed my tenure at [School Name]. Teaching my subject matter every day has been an absolute joy. Likewise, it has been incredibly rewarding to watch students learn and develop so quickly.

Under your leadership, I have no doubt [School Name]’s fantastic reputation will continue years into the future. Thank you for the advice and mentoring these past few years. It has been a privilege to work with you. 


[Your Signature]

[Your Name]”

Sample 5

Example from

“<Date of Letter>

Dr. John D. Welty


California State University, Fresno

Dear Dr. Welty,

I am writing to inform you that I am resigning my position as <professor / classification title/job title> in <name of department> effective <insert date>.  I am resigning from my position because <state reason why resigning position>.  Thank you for the opportunity to work at California State University, Fresno.


<Your Name>”

Sample 6

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 7

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”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I write a letter of resignation as a teacher?

If you want to write a resignation letter as a teacher you can use any other sample, doesn’t matter the type of job or career, and use the same format adapting it to your circumstances.

Just remember to keep it brief and professional.

How do I resign from a gracefully teaching job?

If you want to resign from a gracefully teaching job, after you have indicated your intention to leave and the date you will be leaving, you can write a short paragraph highlighting how grateful you are for the time you worked with them and also thankful for the opportunity.

How do I write a letter of resignation to my principal?

If you want to write a letter of resignation to your principal remember to begin your letter with a formal and respectful salutation, directing it to your principal.

Inform them of your intention to resign and state your position and your last day of work.

How do I write a simple resignation letter?

If you want to write a simple resignation letter here are some tips from

– a statement of intent that you will be leaving your job.

– the name of your official staff position.

– the date of your last day on the job.

– gratitude to your employer for hiring you.

– a highlight of your time there (optional)

– an offer to train your replacement.

References “How to Write a Teacher Resignation Letter (Samples & Tips)” “50 best teacher resignation letters (MS Word)” “Teacher Resignation Letter”

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