Teacher Farewell Letter


Teachers play an integral role in the development of a nation, serving as the engine that powers the youth in their efforts to learn, providing them with new perspectives, enhancing their cognizance and expanding their horizons. Despite the important role that teachers play in our lives, they seldom get the respect and recognition that they deserve in our materialistic society. They do their jobs year in, year out, working with new students who eventually pass on, leaving them behind. 

When one is leaving a school or graduating on to the next class, it doesn’t hurt to write a Teacher Farewell Letter to express your admiration for their efforts. A few words, expressed in a formal manner with a polite tone can reinvigorate anyone, especially a teacher who is receiving praise for his/her work. The letter must be brief, and without elaborating extensively must convey your appreciation of their efforts and hard work while you move on to pastures anew.


Sample Letter:

The following is a sample of a Teacher Farewell Letter.


Karen Fairweather

Advanced Physics Professor

ABC Academy






Diego Garcia

5453 Bienvenue Street

Lotus Estates



Subject: Farewell Letter


Dear Ms. Karen,

While you probably may be aware, it is my duty to formally inform you that I will be leaving this academy at the end of the current trimester.

While trying to write this letter initially, I was by all means slightly conflicted about what to include given some things that I wish to convey. The impact that your teaching has had on my life, my perspective cannot honestly be put into words. With all honesty, physics was never my best subject, and I have had issues learning scientific concepts from a very young age. That however changed when I joined your classroom. Your infectious enthusiasm had an instant impression which sparked my appreciation for the simplicity and magnanimity of the subject. Your countless hours teaching difficult topics until every student was comfortable with it was truly something remarkable, and I’m sure that I am not the only one who shares this sentiment, even though they may not be as open of forthcoming when expressing it.

Your teaching, advice and friendly persona will forever be remembered by my, and I count myself to be truly blessed to have had such a wonderful teacher such as yourself. I do have your contact info, so I hope that you don’t mind if I ever try to reach you and keep in touch.

Thanking you.

Yours Sincerely,

Diego Garcia

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