Commendation Letter for a Teacher

Teachers play a very important role in our society. They do not just teach the curriculum but prepare the students for real life. They teach them manners and life skills like negotiating, understanding other people’s points of view, and how to convey their points respectfully, without argument or conflict. Teachers are the backbone of a healthy society. A society that has good teachers produces good leaders and good citizens. Progress is not possible without the positive role of a teacher.

Appreciating the work that the teachers do is important because it encourages them to do better. Also, it is important because the teacher’s hard work often goes unnoticed and unappreciated.

If the students or the parents appreciate the teachers by writing a thank you note or by verbally praising them, it goes a long way in motivating the teachers. Teaching is a tiring job, and it requires a lot of hard work and long hours. A little appreciation goes a long way in encouraging a teacher. It makes them feel that their efforts are seen, and their work is valued.

Sometimes some students need extra encouragement or help from the teacher to understand a subject or to have a command over some topic with which they are struggling in such cases, the parents should take out the time to thank the teacher personally for all the extra effort they have put in.

A commendation letter is one way to thank the teacher for their efforts with your child. The letter need not be very long.

In fact, it should be precise and to the point, but you should mention exactly why you’re thanking the teacher. For example, ‘for your guidance and help in learning to read’ Or ‘For encouraging my daughter to overcome her fear of public speaking. Be genuine in your praise and do not delay the appreciation letter unnecessarily. The letter should be edited and proofread thoroughly before sending.


My daughter joined your class in (month name). due to my husband’s transfer from another city, she was behind the class on her coursework. I remember that in our first meeting you had assured me that you would help her overcome the gap and there wouldn’t be an issue. Since the first term exams were just two months away so I was worried about my daughter and how she would cover the missed work.

However, I am glad to say that not only did you help her complete her previous work, but you also helped in clarifying her concepts. My daughter is very happy and well settled in the new class and I feel that I must thank you for that too since she is a very shy child and very slow in making friends and not a very social person.

The way you have helped her in adjusting to the new environment and completing the work that she had missed out on, is admirable. I am grateful to you for making this transition smooth and easy for her.

I am very satisfied that she has such a helpful and nice teacher to guide her. I do not think that she would have been able to settle so smoothly into the new school, its new routine, and covered all the missing work so easily, had it not been for your help and guidance.

In the end, once again, I would like to extend my gratitude for all that you have done for her and if there is anything that you want to discuss with me regarding her progress at school, you are always welcome to contact me by call (phone number) or by email at (email address).

Looking forward to your continued guidance and help.


As the school year ends, I want to thank you for all the efforts that you have put into, helping my daughter (name) read. (Name) was diagnosed as dyslexic last year. Her previous teachers never tried to explore how to help her read while keeping her special circumstances in mind. Your guidance and help have been invaluable in helping her read.

I attribute her remarkable progress in this school year to the special techniques that you have been using to help her. I do not think that she could have made so much progress without your personal interest and the research that you have done about her condition.

Apart from reading, the confidence that you gave her and the admiration and praise that came from her classmates and other teachers as her grades started improving, is something that has impacted her greatly. I want to thank you for all the effort you have put in and all the time that you have taken out for my child, and I want to wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.

Having you as a teacher really changed my daughter’s life for the better. The child who would not go near books has practically become a bookworm. We are very grateful to you for going above and beyond the call of duty and dealing with her condition in such a loving way.

Looking forward to seeing you in the next school year.

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