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The Membership of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association has been helping retired school personnel since 1947. IRSPA is the only organization working primarily to protect and improve the financial benefits of Iowa’s Iowa’s retired school personnel. We are affiliated with the National Retired Teacher Association (NRTA). Select “Member Benefits” from the navigation to see what benefits you gain access to as an IRSPA Member.

The Iowa Retired School Personnel Association (IRSPA) welcomes all retired school employees from any Iowa educational institution— University/College/ Community College/ Area Education Agencies,Community School Districts. etc. Retirees may have served their institution in many ways and all are eligible to join IRSPA. In addition an "Associate Membership" is open to anyone who supports education. (THIS ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP WAS ADDED TO THE IRSPA CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS BY THE TOTAL MEMBERSHIP WHO ATTENDED THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING ON OCTOBER 5, 2017 IN WATERLOO, IOWA).

IRSPA was originally called the Iowa Retired Teachers Association. We changed our name to include all employees (School Personnel) so that our organization can be a wide-based group. We have over 5,900+ members in 46 units across the state.The state is divided into six districts, three units across the northern tier of the state and three units across the southern portion of the state. If you would be interested in joining a local unit near your hometown, please check the map below and contact the District Coordinator of the district nearest your home. All six district coordinators' phone numbers are listed later in this website, on the Executive Board page. When you find the coordinator for the district nearest your home, call that coordinator and they will do their best to help you.

The National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) was founded by DR. Ethel Percy Andrus in 1947. Eleven years later she founded AARP. Both organizations are helpful to older Americans Dr. Andrus’ mission statement is “To Serve and not to be Served”  

IRSPA District Map

Please check the map below to find your district. You can find phone numbers for the District Coordinators by visiting the Executive Board page.