Resigning from a teaching job can be painful because of your emotional attachment with the institution and students. But, at some stage in your career, you may need to resign from your current teaching position due to domestic affairs, study or a better opportunity.

When resigning from a position of a teacher, be sure to follow your school district’s policies and procedures. Give adequate notice; the typical notice period for teaching jobs is 2 to 4 weeks, though, check with your employee to verify school expectations. Your letter is supposed to be brief and factual.

The following teacher resignation letter sample may come in handy to write your own.


Best Resignation Letter from Teaching Job


Rachel Albert
652 W. North Street
New York, NY 09633
(000) 987-9887
rachel @ email . com

August 10, 2015

Mr. Leroy Rich
Nashville High School
625 Franklin Street
New York, NY 08262


Dear Mr. Rich:

I am writing to inform you about my decision to resign from the position as a Math Teacher from Nashville High School. Please consider this a formal 4 weeks notice i.e. September 9 will be my last working day.

In spite of the fact that I enjoy immensely working for Nashville High School, I cannot continue at this point due to my higher studies. I got admission at the Boston University in a post graduate program and will need to move to Massachusetts by the end of September. I must say that I took pleasure in every moment that I have spent working for Nashville High School and will miss my students and coworkers very much. Had I another choice, I wouldn’t have left but this opportunity is a dream come true.

Thank you very much for the opportunities of professional development that you have provided me throughout my tenure at Nashville High School. I still want to be associated with the school and will keep in touch throughout my time at university. I wish the entire staff every success in their future endeavors.


Truly yours,

Rachel Albert
Math Teacher
Nashville High School
(000) 987-9887