It is difficult enough for employers when an employee wants to leave, giving the standard one month notice. It is even more so when someone resigns on a two weeks’ notice! If you look at it from the other point of view (that of the employee), there are times when giving a long notice is not possible. Illnesses, sudden decisions to move and other unavoidable circumstances see us giving short notices to our employers – and obviously upsetting them!
How a teacher resignation letter is written matters tremendously. If you are unable to meet the terms laid out in your contract, you will lose something. Maybe a part of your benefits or your salary. Let them go. Do not ask for undue favors in a resignation letter. Since it is your decision to provide a short notice, you may need to take the brunt of it.
In some cases, employers only require a two weeks’ notice of an employee’s decision to resign. In such cases, you are in luck! But just to show that you are a responsible individual – after all, two weeks is such a short period of time – you should offer replacements and trainings to make up for it.
Here is a sample resignation letter from a teacher who is resigning, giving two weeks’ notice to her employer:
654 Port Street
Point Pleasant, WV 50121
Catherine @ email. com
November 25, 2015
Mrs. Shirley Brown
Mossman Elementary School
666 Jefferson Avenue
Point Pleasant, WV 58987
Dear Mrs. Brown:
I sincerely regret having to hand in my resignation from my position as teacher for Mossman Elementary School on two weeks notice. Please note that December 8 will be my last working day.
As you know, I have been struggling with some health issues since the beginning of this year and have taken considerable time off as well. Recently, I was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer for which I have been prescribed immediate chemotherapy. Since some of my blood test results are not exactly favorable for chemotherapy at this time, my doctor has put me on medication to bring them on par, before commencing chemotherapy. This will take about 18 days.
I am absolutely aware of the fact that I am leaving midterm – I am afraid I have no choice. However, my co-teacher Enid Ross is quite well-trained to handle my class until arrangements can be made to hire a full time lead teacher. If you give the go-ahead, I will train her further so that the class does not suffer.
Working at Mossman Elementary School has been an amazing experience. I have gained friends in colleagues and children in students, and I am honestly grateful to you for providing me with this opportunity. I wish you good luck for a more prosperous future for the school in the coming years.