[Sample] Teacher Leave of Absence Letter


Learn how to write a teacher leave of absence letter. Use our sample teacher leave of absence letter as a template for your leave of absence letter.

Sample Teacher Leave Of Absence Letter

[Teacher’s Name]
[Teacher’s Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]


[Principal’s Name]
[School’s Name]
[School’s Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

RE: Requesting Leave of Absence

Dear [Principal’s Name],

This letter is a formal request for an [eight-week] leave of absence without pay, so that I may attend a course at Name of University on [Name of Course]. 

My last day of work would be [Friday, January 30th] and I would return to my classroom on [Wednesday, April 2nd].

This course is a special arrangement made by the University and is being taught by [Name of Professor] who is a Nobel Prize winner in the field. It will not be offered again in the near future, which is why I need to take advantage of it at this time.

I have enclosed a brochure about the course. It is my belief that by attending this course, I will improve my knowledge and understanding in my field, which will make me a better teacher in our esteemed school.

I will be living at home while attending the course and would be happy to help the replacement teacher.

I will leave full lesson plans for each of my four, ninth-grade math classes. I can be reached at [Phone Number] or by email at [Email Address] at any time except between [9am and 12pm] on week days.

Thank you for your kind consideration.


[Signature of Teacher]
[Printed Name of Teacher]

List of Enclosures: Brochure of Course
Cc: Name of Superintendent of School District