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!

2019-20 Events:

  • Sep 12, 2019 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Curran's
  • Sep 18, 2019 (12:00pm): Mississippi River Boat Cruise
  • Oct 10, 2019 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Louisiana Cafe
  • Nov 14, 2019 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Curran's
  • Nov 20, 2019 (11:30am): Lunch and Theatre
  • Dec 12, 2019 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Louisiana Cafe
  • Jan 9, 2020 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Curran's
  • Feb 5-7, 2020: MESPA Institute and RPM Reception
  • Feb 13, 2020 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Louisiana Cafe
  • Mar 12, 2020 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Curran's
  • Mar 31, 2020 (10:00am): Mississippi Watershed Management Tour and Lunch
  • Apr 9, 2020 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at LouisianaCafe
  • May 14, 2020 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Curran's
  • End of May 2020: TBD
  • Jun 11, 2020 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Louisiana Cafe
  • Jul 9, 2020 (9:00am): Breakfast Meeting at Curran's
Click here to view more information about 2019-20 RPM events.

Questions about RPM? Contact the MESPA office for more information: 952.297.8670. 

2019–20 Membership Dues

As a retired principal, you can maintain your MESPA membership for $45, with many benefits. Please log in above with your username (email) and password.

RPM local dues are $15.00, which defray the cost of supplies, printing, postage, speaker fees, and other items. We look forward to connecting with you through your active membership in both MESPA and RPM.

RPM local dues can be made out to RPM and sent directly to: Byron Schwab, Treasurer, 98 Teresa Drive, West St. Paul, MN 55118.

RPM Board Directory

Click here to see the 2019–2020 RPM Board Directory, with names and contact information for all MESPA RPM board members. 

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 Barbara Shin, 2019 RPM Leadership Award Winner. Click here to read the press release. 

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 his retired colleagues beginning July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2019 is Randy Mediger. Randy retired in 2010 from Waterville Elementary in the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown school district.

Randy replaces Byron Schwab, retired principal from Pilot Knob Elementary in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan school district. Thank you, Byron, for your service the past two years!
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