Farewell Speech Retiring Principal

Sample farewell speech of retired principal to his students and teachers.

Farewell Speech of Retired Principal

Good morning my dear students and fellow educators!

It’s a great feeling seeing you all here bidding me your respected dues and your good wishes. I have been a part of this school for the last twenty five years. First ten years as a teacher where I taught a lot of you about mathematics and also learnt a lot from the students of those times. Then I was promoted to being the acting vice principal of this school as soon as my rank upgraded my responsibility also increased.

Before the promotion I was only responsible to a limited number of students and their overall percentage in mathematics but after the promotion I was responsible to maintain the law and order for everyone equally in the school boundaries. When I was young and doing my studies I also just like the rest of you never saw the foresight that goes into being a teacher. But when I became one myself that day I started respecting my teachers more.

After fifteen years of teaching in this school and acting vice principal I was promoted to be the Dean of this branch. I was actually reluctant to take this job as I was not sure I will be able to handle this kind of responsibility and the children that I was so used of seeing every day in the past fifteen years were mostly graduated at this point. And I was actually nervous about taking responsibility of another generation. I was afraid that I might not be able to do the justice to you all.

But then one day I was looking into the ground through my office and I realize that you all are the same no one has gone anywhere, from where I was standing. You were here to learn and I was here to teach you all sometimes about what is the result when we add two numerical figures and sometimes about how to cope when life gets difficult to handle. And that day I sent my reply yes which led me to be here for another ten years and to this moment where I am telling you my journey from being just a teacher to Dean of your school.

I beam with proud when I see you all standing there with such class and honor. May you remain as chivalrous gentleman as ever my best wishes are with all of you?

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