Resignation Letter

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  1. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

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    Ok, i signed the contract for my new job, so I am ready to resign from my current position. What should the letter say? I think I would have a tendency to ramble on about the job and that I am sad to go and blah blah blah, but it should be straight forward, right?
     
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    You can say that you are sad to be leaving, that you enjoyed working there, but that you are moving on to a new position. They really don't need very much information. Keep it short and simple.
     
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    Who do you make it out to? Principal, Superintendent, etc?
     
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    I made mine out to the head of human resources. It was short and sweet.
     
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    As required by my contract of employment, I hereby give official notice of my intention to leave my position as an English teacher in the _____ School District, effective immediately.

    I have decided to relocate with my partner and have accepted another position in Central Pennsylvania. This was not an easy decision, as I hold my time at ____ in highest regards. However, I am confident that this move will help me move towards my personal and professional goals.

    Please be advised that I will do all I can to make the transition as smooth as possible.

    I wish everyone in the district the best. Thank you for allowing me to begin my career as an educator in such a supportive and innovative environment.



    how's that?
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Sounds great, silver!
     
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    I think it sounds great!!!! Congrats on your new position!!!!
     
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    One thing I just thought of...You might want to just say you have decided to relocate and not mention your partner. Sadly, you never know how some people might feel about that statement and I would assume that this letter will be in your personel file. I would hate for your new administrators to be judgemental b4 they even get a chance to know you.
     
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    I agree with Teacher Chele if for no reason other than that they don't need to know personal details.
    :thumb:
     
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    If you have a good relationship with your principal and he/she doesn't know that you were job seeking, I would also send him a copy of your resignation with a personal note. Or pick up the phone and make personal contact. Always leave in the best possible way and I think your letter sets that tone. Looks good!
     
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    Your letter sounds good, but I agree that you should make personal contact with your principal.
     

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