Appreciation Letter to the Teacher – Format, Sample & Example

The role of a teacher in our lives is significant as they do an important job of developing our skill set and molding our future for our better tomorrow. Therefore, we need to appreciate them whenever we can to show that we care for them and respect their contribution in our lives. An appreciation letter to the teacher can be used to appreciate certain teachers who have helped us immensely and taught us important qualities like discipline, mutual respect, obedience, etc. Today, we will learn how to write an appreciation letter by understanding the format and by looking at some samples.

Appreciation Letter to Teacher Format

An appreciation to a teacher is a type of informal letter. However, you cannot use the same tone and language that you use while writing an appreciation letter to a friend or loved one. The pedestal of teachers is very much high and that must reflect in the language you use. Therefore, showing complete respect towards the teacher is a must and the letter must show your sincerity along with the much-needed warmth and love. 

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A ‘thank you’ or appreciation letter starts with the name and the address of the teacher you are writing to and must follow with the date on which you have written it. After that, mention your name and address or you can also include your phone number on which the teacher can contact you afterwards. You might include a subject line after that although it is not mandatory as it is in a formal letter. The body of the letter should not contain lengthy descriptions and you must try to write the letter as concisely as possible. End the letter with a positive note and also offer your assistance whenever the teacher requires it. 

How to write a Teacher Appreciation Letter?

Here are some writing tips that you can follow while writing an appreciation letter to your beloved teacher:

  • It is not a formal letter and therefore there is no need to use the structure and format of a formal letter.
  • Also, a formal introduction is not necessary as the teacher might already know you very well. However, when writing a letter to a teacher who had taught you many years before, you might need to introduce yourself by giving reference of an incident that the teacher can remember or relate to.
  • Please remember that it is sometimes not possible for the teacher to remember all the students clearly. Therefore, do not get offended if the teacher asks you for more details about your batch, friends, etc. 
  • You can also mention some special incidence in which the teacher has helped you or given you advice that has helped you immensely in the future. 
  • Check for spelling and grammatical mistakes after drafting the letter. 

Sample Appreciation Letter to Teacher Example

There are many sample letters available on the internet which will give you an idea about the format and structure of the appreciation letter. Follow these samples but do not copy their style of writing and content. Write in your own way so that the letter sounds genuine and perfect. Now, let us look at some of the samples to understand this type of letter.

This type of appreciation letter is generally written by students to appreciate their favorite teachers. 

Teacher’s Appreciation Letter from Students

Nitish Khune
52 Sit Avenue
Libeal Veront 5324
(411) 210-0784


Helen Mctosh
207 Et Rd.
Santa Monica FL 309

Dear Helen ma’am,

I’m Nitish Khune, a former student of Balvikas School. I belong to Class X of 2004 batch and I hope you remember me and my classmates. Today, I'm working in a multinational company and all the credit goes to you and a few other teachers who taught me the value of discipline and obedience.  

I clearly remember the impact that the English and History lectures would have on us and we all used to be mesmerized by your art of teaching and explaining concepts. We still talk about it and appreciate your teaching skills whenever we talk about school. 

I assure you that I will try to imbibe all the qualities in my life and shall strive to achieve something that you could be proud of. Thanks once again for everything.

Yours sincerely,

Nitish Khune

Sometimes a parent might also appreciate a teacher for the wonderful contribution he/she has in their child’s future. 

Appreciation Letter to Teacher From Parent

Ellen Woodford
5 Park Avenues
Lbral Venue 1554
(411) 424-1452


Mark William
214 Et Rds.
Santi Mac TL 32145

Dear Ms. William,

I, Ellen Woodford, am the father of Mila Woodford who took personal tuitions from you on Biology and Chemistry. I hope you remember us all since we had a great time knowing you. Mila remembers you fondly and appreciates the learning methods you had taught her.

I would like to inform you that she has been selected for American scholarship by her school and we are all proud of her for that. All this would have been impossible without your valuable support and guidance. 

Please reach out on my personal contact number whenever you need my assistance. Thank you once again and I wish you all the best for your future endeavors.

Yours sincerely,

Ellen Woodford

This type of appreciation letter is used by the principal to appreciate a teacher. 

Teacher Appreciation Letter from the Principal

Kritii Singh
54 Park Avenues
Libral Venue 1421
(554) 412-1124


Marry Kimberely
214 At Rads.
Snti Malm Td 1421

Dear Ms. Kimberely,

I would like to congratulate you on completing 5 years in our college. We have been lucky enough to have a teacher of your caliber and character in our staff. I thank you on behalf of myself and the college committee for providing such quality lectures on Maths and Physics for students of class XI and XII.

I hope that you will continue your dream run in our college and we will be looking forward to your inputs on college management and cultural affairs as well. Thank you once again for everything.

Yours truly, 

Kritii Singh

Letter of Appreciation to a Teacher

Gregory Benjamin
71 Cherry Drive
Owosso, MI 48867
(554) 412-1124


Martin Brownman
211 Ct Rds.
Ami Kalm Kd 1147

Dear Mr. Brownman, 

I'm Gregory Benjamin and I was a school captain in 2007. I hope you remember me and my friends and we do remember all your amazing tips and lectures. I take this opportunity to thank you for giving us wonderful tips and advice on every stage of our careers.

Today, I’m working as a product engineer in ABC PVT LTD. and the guidance you gave us on moral ethics and code of conduct has helped me immensely throughout my career. Thank you once again for everything.

Yours sincerely,

Gregory Benjamin

Letter of Appreciation to School Principal and Staff

Ruth Cambay
8661 Homewood St.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(112) 245-5546


Mark Simmen
7453 Canterbury Lane
Morton Grove, IL 60053
(224) 5224-1451

Dear Principal,

I, Ruth Cambay, am the mother of Ron Cambay studying in class IV of your reputed school. I have always been appreciative of your school management's innovative methods to boost the physical and mental ability of the students. Recently, I have come to know that you are planning to start a Yoga lecture for students of class IV and V on Wednesday.

Yoga bestows us with many physical and mental benefits and personally, I myself have been practicing Yoga for many years. Therefore, I take this opportunity to thank you and your amazing staff for thinking for the betterment of our kids.

Kindly continue with your efforts and please do not hesitate to call on my above number whenever you need my assistance. 

Yours truly,

Ruth C.

Teacher Appreciation Letter to Principal

Samuel Trescothick
923 Center Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(455) 430-0989


Sheila Mc
8 Riverview St.
Oakland, CA 94603

Dear Principal,

I’m Samuel Trescothick and I teach science to the students of class IX and X. Recently I have completed 3 years in your reputed school and these three years were the most amazing years of my life.

This could not have been possible without your continuous support and motivation. I still remember how you motivated me after failing in my first few lectures. Also, the immense trust you have in all of us is so overwhelming and encouraging that I cannot put it up in words. 

I would like to continue my dream journey here and would expect the same level of trust and support from you. Once again, thanks for everything.

Yours sincerely,

Samuel T.

Appreciation Letter to Principal

Anup Naik
7612 Ivy Ave.
Vicksburg, MS 39180
(445) 2245-2454


Ms. Booth
1 Fairground Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Dear Ms. Booth, 

I’m Anup Naik and I'm of a student of 2004-05 batch of your reputed school. I hope you remember me and in case you don't, I'm the same student who had mistakenly carried the exam answer sheet with me instead of submitting it to the teacher.  

I had panicked terribly on that day after the teacher complained about me to you. I thought that my answer sheet will not be considered and I would fail in that exam because of that. However, you were very patient with me and heard out my case attentively. Afterward, you also gave me the benefit of doubt after cross-checking my academic performance and merit.

I wanted to thank you for that from long but never got that opportunity. Today, I’m working in a reputed IT firm and I still remember the amazing tips you used to give us about life and career. Thanks once again for everything.

Yours sincerely,

Anup N.

Professional Appreciation Letter

Nagsen S
50 Trenton Drive
Louisville, KY 40207
(114) 2147-1425


8415 Grant Lane
Roselle, IL 60172

Dear Ajit, 

I hope you are doing well as I have not heard anything from you lately. I would like to inform you that I have been selected for an overseas project by my company. This letter is not to boast about myself but to thank you for the unconditional support you bestowed upon me when we were working together in an e-mail process at Tech Mahindra.

You were senior to me but you never let that come across in our relation. Also, you guided me every time even after my repeated failures in addressing the concerns of our clients.

I take this opportunity to thank you for everything as your support had kept me motivated and inspired through crucial years of my life. Please feel free to reach out on my aforementioned contact number whenever you require my assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Nagsen S.

Letter of Appreciation to College Professor

Rogan Jones
55 Smoky Hollow Dr.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(104) 1424-9745


Ms. Smith
8576 Jennings Rd.
Port Chester, NY 10573

Dear Ms. Smith,

I, Rogan Jones, am a proud ex-student of St. Gonzales High School. I had the opportunity of attending your psychology lectures when I was studying in 2nd year. Those lectures changed my perspective about human psychology and today I’m considered at one of the finest psychiatrists in my area. 

I think much of this credit goes to you and your inspiring lectures. Therefore, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support and guidance. 

Yours sincerely,

Rogan J.

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