How to Write a Teacher Introduction Letter to Parents

How to Write a Teacher Introduction Letter to Parents
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Instructor: Derek Hughes
A teacher introduction letter is the first contact you will have with your students' parents. This lesson will help you write a letter that includes all of the most important things parents should know.

Teacher Introduction Letter

Chances are, when a new year starts, you won't get a chance to individually meet every parent from your classroom until your school's 'back to school' night. This is why a teacher introduction letter, a letter that introduces yourself and your teaching philosophy to parents, is a useful tool. This letter can get you in touch with parents sooner than if you waited for back to school night or report card conferences.

This lesson will go through a sample introduction letter in order to show you some of the key elements of a good letter to help you write your own.

Introduction and Opening

Obviously, you'll want to start off your letter by addressing parents and introducing yourself. This section can include things such as your name, past teaching experience, and education. Veteran teachers should limit their past experience to one or two schools, while new teachers can include where they completed their student teaching experience. The following is an example of a good opening paragraph.

'Dear Parents/Guardians of Room 3,

My name is Amanda Smith, and I will be your child's teacher for the upcoming school year! I am very excited to meet all of your little ones and guide them through second grade. First, I would like to provide some background information about myself. I have been a teacher for 16 years. This is my fourth year teaching in XYZ Elementary. Prior to coming here, I taught in ABC Elementary. I have taught in many different grades, including five years in a second grade classroom. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Local University, where I also completed a teacher training program. I also have a Masters of Education degree from Faraway University.'

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