2 Teacher Resignation Letter Samples & Writing Tips

Updated August 31, 2021

Leaving a teaching job can be riddled with difficulties. You may not feel comfortable leaving a teaching position immediately owing to your sense of responsibility.

But, unfortunately, some circumstances leave you no choice but to resign. When you resign from your teaching job, it is recommended to leave as gracefully and efficiently as possible.

Teacher Resignation Letter Writing Tips
  1. Write your resignation carefully. You do not want to offend the employer, which can harm your chances of re-employment.
  2. You should give sufficient notice to the school’s management by writing a formal resignation letter. 
  3. Start your handing/taking process after submitting your resignation.

Teacher Resignation Letter Sample #1
With Immediate Effect

Sarah Hamilton
321 V. 7th Street
Newark, NJ 10210
(000) 457-7845
[Email] (Write your personal email address)

August 31, 2021

Ms. Selena Hendricks
Newark Junior School
63 Hudson Avenue
Newark, NJ 05902

Dear Ms. Hendricks:

Please accept this letter as formal resignation from my position as a Teacher for Newark Junior School with immediate effect. Today, August 31, will be my last working day. I regret any inconvenience, but I have no choice.

I am not feeling well for some months, and my poor health has now started to affect my work. Therefore, I am not able to create workable lesson plans or impart lessons as I should be. The appointment I had with my doctor yesterday forced me to come up with this decision.

I understand that I need to provide one week’s notice of my intent to leave, and will not be eligible for any end-of-term benefits. Unfortunately, I will not be able to continue, owing to my deteriorating health condition. I am already in touch with the accounts office to arrange for my final salary.

I apologize for not being able to train my replacement but if things do not fall into place, please call me at (000) 457-7845, and I will come in and help out as often as my health permits. I would like to thank you for giving me the chance to obtain this fantastic teaching experience.

Sincere regards,


Sarah Hamilton
Teacher (Social Studies)
Newark Junior School

Teacher Resignation Letter Sample 2
(On 2-Weeks’ Notice)

August 31, 2021

Dear Mr. Doe:

Please accept my resignation from my current position as a Teacher for YES Prep Public School on two week’s notice, effective September 13.

My students have given me great contentment over the years, and the staff has been helpful to work with. Thank you for the support and the chances that you have provided me throughout my employment with the YES Prep Public School.

I will remain available in my office until August 14, 5:00 PM. If I can be of any help to you during this transition period, please let me know. I wish my colleagues and seniors the best of luck in their future endeavors.


Sara Smith

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