Resignation Letter from Teacher to Principal | Sample

Updated on: August 1, 2020

Here are a few reasons why a resignation letter is important:

  1. To provide a reason for leaving your teaching job.
  2. To give a notice of intent to leave so that a replacement can be arranged.
  3. To leave a good impression on the employer, making it easy for you to obtain a reference.

But resignation letters writing can be tricky. You need to put in a lot of effort to come across as someone who is not selfish for leaving your students in the middle of the term – if that is the case.

Teacher resignation letters follow traditional letter formats. They need to be addressed to the principal and need to have an introduction, the main body, and a closing.

Need a sample to see what a resignation letter looks like? Take a look at the example below.

Sample Teacher Resignation Letter to Principal

Tina Roller
(000) 000-9999
tina @ email . com

August 1, 2020

Ms. Trisha Robe
Jacobson High School
278 S Main Street
West Hartford, CT 72836

Dear Ms. Robe:

This letter is my formal 2-weeks’ resignation letter from my position as Teacher for Jacobson High School. Please note that August 14 will be my last working day.

My husband has been transferred to Hamden by his company, and I have no choice but to move with him.

The many opportunities that I have been provided with since I joined Jacobson High School are incomparable to any job that I have held before. You have been a mentor like no other, and the school has been a more profound alma mater.

Since I am here for more than a month, I would like to train my replacement, even if you would like me to do it on Saturdays. If you like, I can assist in hiring the right person to replace me as I know exactly the kind of teacher that can live up to my very demanding Grade 9 students.

Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do to make this transition easier. Thank you once again for your ongoing guidance and support.

Sincere regards,

Tina Roller
Lead Teacher, Grade 9
Jacobson High School
278 S Main Street, West Hartford, CT 72836
(00) 000-9999, Tina @ email . com