Sample Teacher Resignation Letter to a Principal

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Resigning from a position is never easy. However, the process can be simple if done correctly. This sample letter outlines important points for teachers who are drafting a letter of resignation to the principal.

The goal of a letter of resignation is to inform the employer of your departure from the position. However, it is not that simple. You'll want to do your best to explain why you are leaving and end on a good note. This will help to keep relations positive and this is key for future references and referrals.

The following letter not only notifies the employer of your intent to resign, but provides clarity in terms of why this decision is being made and when it will take place. It also shows good will by offering to help ease the transition for the students and the incoming teacher. A mention of your experience in this position along with contact information also helps to demonstrate professionalism. These steps will help to support an easy and carefree resignation.

Sample Letter



The purpose of this letter is to submit my formal resignation for my position as a TYPE OF TEACHER here at NAME OF SCHOOL. My last day of employment will be DATE. My decision to resign was a tough one, as I have immensely enjoyed my time at NAME OF SCHOOL. However, I have been offered an opportunity at a school closer to my home which will significantly shorten my commute (REASON FOR RESIGNATION WILL VARY).

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