~Promoting the economic, professional and social welfare of retired educators. 


Maine Education Association Retired

Welcome to the MEA-Retired Website

A Message From Our President and the President of MEA

Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome to the MEA - Retired Web Site. No one knows what it’s like to retire from a lifetime of educating better than other retired educators. We know the level of dedication you put into your students, the specific challenges that educators face in retirement, and we work together to protect your pension.

Since 1952, we have served retired educators as your planning resource - by providing information and guidance before and during retirement. Your voice in the Maine Legislative - by promoting your welfare as legislators consider your retirement benefits. Your social connection - by local affiliate meetings, where you can enjoy time with other retired colleagues.

We also support and encourage volunteerism among our members. Our retired educators volunteer many hours each year, saving Maine taxpayers money. And each affiliate unit in the fall does a day of caring project for a local school.

Our website contains valuable and timely information for our members. We hope you find it most helpful and user-friendly.  If you have any suggestions as to how we might improve the site or better serve you, please contact our Web Administration, Pam Partridge at pampartridge1@gmail.com or me.


Corley Anne Byras, President

Maine Education Association Retired

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