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Maine Education Association Retired

Welcome to the MEA-Retired Website

A Message From Our President and the President of MEA

About Our Current President

                           Kay Grindall 

Kay Grindall taught English, journalism, and business education courses at Waterville High School for 30 years and was an professor of accounting at Thomas College in Waterville for 10 years.  Her husband Richard was in law enforcement for 40 years at the Winslow Police Department.  The Grindalls live in Oakland and have two married daughters (both educators) and two grandchildren.

If you would like to contact Kay, please use the contact form

The Maine Education Association Retired (MEA-Retired) and the Maine Education Association (MEA) welcome you to the ranks of retired educators. All personnel, who are retired from a career of service in education, are invited to join the Maine Education Association Retired. 

Thanks to your hard work, dedication, and activism, our Maine schools are ranked among the best in the nation. Now you get to choose how to spend each day and enjoy it to the fullest. If we are to preserve and protect our past accomplishments, as well as safeguard any future benefits, however, your membership is vital. In light of past attacks on our pension program, the COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment), and health insurance, we must stand together and be vocal. Each voice counts. The need for members to stay involved is critical.

Please join our active colleagues, therefore, in defending public education and educators. Enjoy fellowship, shared interests, and professional benefits. Support our work for legislation and other causes which help all educators. Please become a unified member of your county (local affiliate), state, and national organizations.

Corley Anne Byras, President                                                Lois Kilby-Chesley, President
Maine Education Association Retired                                    Maine Education Association