Teachers vary on personality, classroom management and teaching style. Some teachers are a better fit for some kids than others. Many schools allow parents to request a specific teacher for next year. If you would like to ask for a teacher, these sample principal letters might help you. It won’t guarantee that you’ll get the teacher, but it might help.
Ideally these letters should be typed in business letter format. If you need help, read “How to Write a Business Letter.” However, handwritten notes can work as well. You can also send it via e-mail if you prefer.
Sample Letter to Principal to Request a Reading Specialist
Dear Dr. Hernandez,
Thanks for being a great principal at Oak Crest Elementary. Overall, we are very happy with the school. I feel blessed to have my kids at Oak Crest.
I am writing to request Mrs. Jones as a first grade teacher for my son, Matthew, next year. The reason is because she is the only first grade teacher that is a reading specialist. Since Matthew has had some delays with reading, I feel this teacher would be the best match.
Thank-you so much for considering my request. Have a great day!
Sample Letter to Principal to Request Teacher with ADHD Experience
Dear Mrs. Jacobs,
I would like to request Mr. Cantu as the 2nd grade teacher for my son, James, next year. I have spoken with Mr. Cantu outside of school, and I know that he has lots of experience with teaching children with ADHD. I feel it would be the best instructor for my son for many reasons.
Thank-you very much for considering my teacher request. Overall, we are pleased with Estacado Elementary. Thank-you for your hard work and dedication.
These are just two sample letters to a school principal to request a teacher. In some cases, you could simply write the request for the teacher on the paperwork. Also, if your child has been bullied by a specific student, request that your child is not in the same class with him/her.
For sample complaint letters, read “Sample Complaint Letters to Principal from Parent.”