Retired Principals of MESPA (RPM)

Welcome to the Retired Principals of MESPA (RPM) web page. Check back often for upcoming event details, photos, and more!

2022-23 Events:

Save the Date!

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Retired Principals Outing at MN Arboretum!

Stay tuned for more details!

Patti Haasch is representing RPM at the Leadership Conference 9/25-9/26!

Upcoming Coffee and Conversations
Zoom link

All principals are welcome to join RPM events! Contact list here if you like to attend one of their Zoom PD events.

  • 9/8/2022
    "The Equity Audit" Process.  The panel members will speak to various dimensions of the Symmetry Systems Unlimited Equity Audit/Inquiry Model for assessing the equity or not of a school district.   Speakers include Rosilyn M. Carrol, JD, Gloria Kumaai, PhD, Byron Schwab, and Barbara Shin, PhD.  CEUs will be available upon completion.  Two sessions equal 3 CEUs.

    RPM Board Directory

    Click here to see the 2022–2023 RPM Board Directory, with names and contact information for all MESPA RPM board members. 

    RPM on the MESPA Board

    A proposal by RPM to place a retired principal on the MESPA Board of Directors was approved at the Annual Meeting on February 8, 2013.

    Representing her retired colleagues is Gail Lewis-Miller. Gail retired in 2013 from Tanglen Elementary, in Hopkins.

    Questions about RPM?

    Please email Bonnie Waldie or call 952-297-8674.

    2022–23 Membership Information

    As a retired principal, you can maintain your MESPA membership for $53, with many benefits. Please log in above with your username (email) and password.

    In alignment with best practices and MESPA Finance Policy, RPM local dues are no longer being collected. We look forward to connecting with you through your current membership in MESPA. To connect with RPM, please indicate "Member of Retired Principals of MESPA (RPM)" under the "Role in MESPA (Currently)" prompt during your membership renewal process.

    Retired Principals of MESPA (RPM)

    What is RPM?   
    It is the acronym for Retired Principals of MESPA. It reflects the name change from 25 Year Club and minor changes in the bylaws that were approved by membership at the MESPA Institute February 5, 2014.

    Why the changes?  

    Increasingly, retired principals are staying active and looking for ways to contribute to the field of education.  As the numbers of retired principals continue to grow each year, it is perceived that the purpose of the group should be more defined, focused, and visible.  Thus, the intent of the changes is to:

    • Reflect a broader, more enhanced purpose for the group.
    • Enhance our communication with MESPA and
    • Serve as an active and vital resource to MESPA, i.e. assisting and volunteering in a variety of ways such as special projects, mailings etc...
    Important Components of RPM 

    Important RPM infrastructure components for operating:

    • We have four meetings a year with social events, speakers, and many opportunities for networking. 
    • We honor and recognize people who have retired from the elementary principalship from the previous year at the RPM meeting during MESPA Institute.
    • Annually we will give a Leadership Achievement Award to a RPM member for their professional leadership and service accomplishments.

    RPM Leadership Award

    Congratulations to Carole Gupton, our 2021 RPM Leadership Award Winner! Click here to read the press release.

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