Nowadays, it is not considered unusual for a teacher to self-introduce herself to a new class that she will be teaching. A letter of this sort can be written in two situations – either the teacher has been assigned a new class in the same school, or she is new to the school altogether. In either case, the teacher will write a “Dear Students” letter to her class as a whole and introduce herself as their new teacher.
The main idea behind writing an introduction letter to your new students is to break the ice with them. If they know what to except, they will be more acceptable of a new teacher. Remember that teachers often become students’ allies and confidante in a lot of matters, and students can actually resent a new teacher replacing an old one. To keep this situation from transpiring, it is a good idea for a new teacher to write to her new lot of students and introduce herself as their possible new mentor.
If you see yourself in a situation where you have to take up a new class (particularly for older students, as they are the ones who can become most insecure), you might want to take ideas from the following self-introduction letter sample:
September 27, 2016
It is with immense pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself as your new class teacher for the academic year 2016 – 2017. I am positive that teaching a class that boasts of a high intelligence level and least behavioral issues in the school, will be an absolute delight.
As a lead teacher previously working for a large public high school, I believe that you will find my instructional methods not just informative but fun as well. As we take the journey through our curriculum, we will discover new concepts and handle difficult academic challenges – together. I have been briefed about each one of you at length and I am happy to know that all of you are go-getters and creative to the highest degree.
Please rest assured that you can reach out to me for anything, at any time and I will be happy to assist and provide guidance. On our first day tomorrow, let’s have a 20 minute introductory session before we commence our academic work.
I look forward to meeting you all in person.
Class Teacher – Grade 8
Resource High School