Are you needing to write a sample resignation letter? Have you decided to leave your teaching job and need an appropriate resignation letter? Are you not sure what to say? Do you want to ensure you write a letter than leaves in you good standing with the school?
Below are a few sample resignation letters for teachers. Please note that these are not meant to be copied, but rather to give you an idea on how to write your personal resignation letter.
The letter should always be written in business letter format. That means, you put your address on the top right hand side, and your employers name and address on the left hand side, along with the date under it.
If You’re Leaving Because You Have Found a New Teaching Job
I have enjoyed the past six years as a teacher at Estacado Elementary School. I have had a positive experience and will never forget the time I’ve spend with my students and fellow staff.
However, after carefully considering this decision, I have accepted another teaching position. I feel this is the best choice for my family.
My resignation date will be May 17th, the last day of school. I will be sure to follow necessary protocol for leaving my teaching position. Please let me know if there are additional steps to take. I have truly enjoyed working with you and my fellow teachers.
Jan A. Veazey
If You’ve Chosen to Become a Stay-At-Home Mom
Dear. Mrs. Bossy,
The past seven years at Oak Ridge Elementary School has been a tremendous blessing to me. I have truly enjoyed teaching here, and will never forget the the time I’ve spent with my students and fellow staff.
However, after prayerfully considering this decision, my husband and I feel it is best for me to stay home with my new baby. I will miss teaching here, but I feel it is the best decision for my family.
My last day will be May 24th. I will be sure to clean my classroom thoroughly and will follow the necessary protocol for leaving my position.
I have truly enjoyed working with you and my fellow teachers.
If You’re Relocating
Dear. Mr. McBoss,
I have truly enjoyed my last twelve years as a teacher at Ramirez Elementary. Working with you and my fellow teachers has been a very positive experience. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to teach here.
After carefully considering this decision, I have chosen to move out of state to be closer to family. I will miss my job here, but feel this was necessary as my mother has become seriously ill.
My last day of work will be May 27. I will be sure to leave my classroom in good condition and will follow the necessary protocol.
Thank-you fo allowing me the opportunity to teach at Ramirez Elementary.
If You’re Leaving Under Negative Circumstances
Dear Mrs. McBossy,
This letter is to inform you that I have chosen to resign from my job as 4th grade teacher at Wallis Elementary.
My last day of work will be May 30, the last day of school. I will be sure follow the necessary protocol for leaving, and please let me know if there is anything additional I need to do.
Thank-you for the opportunity you have provided me. I am grateful for the employment experience I have gained at Wallis Elementary.
These are just a few sample job resignation letters for teachers. If you have chosen to leave the teaching profession altogether, please read “Non Teaching Jobs to Apply For With an Education Degree” and “Non Teaching Jobs for Teachers: Alternative Employment for Educators and Education Majors.”
If you are needing additional advice on leaving a teaching job, it might be beneficial to visit an online forum for teachers. Read “Forums for Teachers: Online Teacher Support Groups” for some links.
Good luck with your future endeavors!