Farewell Letter from Alicia
Dear Woodland Families,
The amount of times I have started this letter to just erase it all is far too many than I’m
willing to admit to. If there was a way that I could have let you all know this in person, rather
than reading it in a letter, I most definitely would have chosen that. I’m writing to let you all know
that I’ve decided to resign from my position at Woodland effective at the end of this school year.
My last day will be on Thursday, June 13th.
I wanted to take the time to thank all of the parents at Woodland for sharing and trusting
your children with me. I have so many amazing stories and memories from all of your little ones
that I will carry close to my heart for years to come. There is no way that I can tell you all how
much it means to me to have been able to spend the last three years at Woodland teaching
(and learning from) your children.
I also have your children to thank for making my time at Woodland so special. When I
look back at this time in my life, it will always put a smile on my face and that is thanks to your
children. Their stories, jokes, hugs and smiles are just a few of the things that I will miss dearly.
They even gave out some pretty insightful advice. I was once told by a student that “things
could be much worse, Alicia. You could be a siamese twin, and your twin could always want to
go in a different direction as you.” There are countless moments like this that I will appreciate
I hope to have the opportunity to chat with each of you before the end of the school year.
I wish nothing but the best for you and your children. Please don’t hesitate to stay in touch if you
wish! I would love to continue to watch your children grow. My email is
Thank you again for trusting me with the most important people in your lives.