Teacher Retirement Letters [Free Samples]

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A teacher retirement letter is a letter that teachers use to inform their principal, and in certain cases, the school district superintendent or other stakeholders, of their impending retirement date. 

This letter will almost certainly end up in an official file. Maintain a professional, courteous, and focused tone throughout your letter. Use these sample retirement letters as a starting point for your own.

Sample 1 - Teacher Retirement Letter

Carmen Moon
345 12th Street 
Washington, DC, 20008

DATE

Jerry Myers
Philly Heights High School
545 20th Street 
Washington, DC, 20008

Dear Principal Myers:

It’s time for me to retire after 25 years as a teacher and years at this high school. This letter is to tender my resignation as a math instructor at this high school due to my own retirement plans.

Over the last three decades, I’ve had the privilege of teaching a large number of young people who have gone on to make significant contributions to our society. This makes me feel really satisfied with my professional choice and performance.

Every year, it appears that more former students visit me. They describe how college influenced their life. Many of them acknowledge my contribution to their efforts. This is why teaching is the most fulfilling profession on the planet.

I’ve spent so many years learning about places all around the world, and now that I’ve accumulated more years than before, it’s time to travel. I hope you will accept my resignation and know that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

Sincerely,

Signature
Carmen Moon

Sample 2 - Teacher Retirement Letter

Jim Long
145 13th Street 
Baltimore, MD, 21206

DATE

Lori Mason
ABC School
101 2nd Street
Baltimore, MD, 21206

Dear Ms. Mason:

I’m writing to inform you that I’ll be leaving my position at the school. Unfortunately, my health is deteriorating, and I believe that retiring from teaching is in my best interests.

I’ve liked my time as a teacher at the school. It was a rewarding and unforgettable experience. I’ve always given pupils my whole expertise and attention in order to assist them succeed in school. I’ve learnt a lot about myself throughout the course of my work.

I realized that becoming a teacher was a terrific decision, and accepting the post at this school was even better. I must give my teacher retirement letter with great sadness, and I have greatly valued the chance that has been given to me.

Hopefully, I will be replaced by someone who shares my enthusiasm for learning and teaching.

Sincerely,

Signature
Jim Long

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