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

When resigning from a position of 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. You may see your school’s policies to check resignation notice┬áperiod. Your letter is supposed to be brief and factual.

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


The Best Resignation Letter from Teaching Job


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

May 19, 2016

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 my position as Math Teacher for Nashville High School. Please consider this letter a formal 2 weeks notice i.e. May 1 will be my last working day.

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

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