Sample Teacher Resignation Letter to Parents

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As a teacher, you are used to communicating to the parents of your students on a regular basis to keep them up to date on progress and happenings. If you end up having to resign your position, you should continue the trend and write a formal teacher resignation letter to parents of your students, informing them of your intentions and who will be replacing you. This is a professional courtesy that all teachers should observe.

Format and Content

You can address either each individual set of parents, or collectively address everyone in a professional teacher resignation letter to parents format. Let them know that you will no longer be teaching, and give a quick introduction of your replacement teacher if applicable. Tell them that they may contact you before you leave if they have any questions, and assure them that you enjoyed working with their children and will miss them greatly. Thank them for understanding and sign off with your best wishes.


Below you will find some ideas to help you tell the parents of your students that you are going to resign. The teacher in this teacher resignation letter to parents sample is relocating to another state and must therefore leave her position. She thanks the parents for their understanding and lets them know who will be teaching their children in her absence.

Robin G. Philips
123 Bluebird Lane
Columbus, OH 43266
Tel: (555)555-5555

April 1, 2014

Dear Parents,

This letter is to regretfully let you all know that I will be resigning from my position as teacher of the first grade at ABC Elementary four weeks from now, on May 1, 2014. I will be moving with my family to Iowa this summer due to my husband’s work situation and will be looking for a new teaching job there. I will miss all of you and your wonderful children but look forward to what this new adventure will have in store.

Ms. Phyllis Thornton will be replacing me as your children’s teacher. She is a qualified elementary school teacher in whom I have every confidence. I trust that she will do a fine job shepherding the children and that you will all love her. She will be introducing herself to you as well and in the meantime, if any of you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to contact me. My telephone number will remain (555)555-5555 and my email address is as always [email]

Your children have all touched my heart greatly and I regret that I must leave them. I hope to have the opportunity to speak to each and every one of you personally before my resignation comes into effect. I have appreciated working with each one of you as we strive to give your children the best start possible and thank you for your time and effort.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Philips

Mrs. Robin G. Philips
1st Grade, ABC Elementary

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