The standard teacher’s resignation letter timeline is two weeks. However, some companies require that employees provide four weeks’ notice as well. But that is not a problem. If you know that you will be leaving a particular organization, you will just have to make sure that you work along with these timelines.
What can become a problem is when you have to leave within two weeks! How do you handle that?
Well, if two weeks’ notice is all that you can give to your employer, you must prepare yourself for some sacrifice. You might be asked to forgo part of your salary or leaving benefits.
But, if it is an emergency that is making you leave a job without providing much notice, this might not be a problem. You will probably be willing to let it go.
The next step is to make sure that your resignation letter is written professionally. Clearly and concisely say what has made you want to leave your job and provide suggestions for making it up to your employer.
Sample Teacher Resignation Letter on Two Weeks Notice
25 New South Wales Street
Sykesville, MD 32020
August 1, 2020
Ms. Fran Bowie
Sykesville High School
333 Haight Avenue
Sykesville, MD 21212
Dear Ms. Bowie:
It is with a heavy heart and great regret that I am informing you of my decision to resign from my position as a Math Teacher for Sykesville High School on two weeks’ notice. That said, August 14 will be my last working day.
Three days ago, my husband received a call from a company in Baltimore, confirming his employment. After detailed discussions between us, we have decided it is in the best interest of our family to move to Baltimore, and since he has to join work on September 1, I have no choice but to provide you with such short notice.
I understand that I have a huge liability on my shoulders especially where my students are concerned. If possible, I would like to hand over my work to my assistant teacher Ms. Rebecca David who has completed two years in this role and whom I believe to be competent enough to handle the entire workload of a lead teacher. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do to make this transition easy for the school.
Thank you for providing me with this opportunity to learn and grow with your school, an experience that will benefit me forever.