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!

2021-22 Events:

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, the RPM
Board has decided to schedule all upcoming meetings and events virtually until further notice. Check back for event details as they become finalized. In lieu of monthly in-person breakfast meeting, RPM is planning monthly Coffee & Conversation Meetings starting in October, on the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 9-10:45am over Zoom.

Upcoming Coffee and Conversations
Zoom link

  • 6/9/22
    Restorative Justice Practices in the Judicial System- A New Approach to Tribal Justice-  "A Wellness Court: Cultural Healing" - with Megan Treuer
    , Chief Judge for the Bois Forte Tribal Court; Sixth District Judge; Deputy Judge for the Leech Lake Tribal Court; Appellate Justice for Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe & Pro Tempore Judge for Lac Courte Orellies Band of Ojibwe

    RPM Board Directory

    Click here to see the 2021–2022 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 Michelle O'Connor 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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