2015-01-06 / Front Page

Tom Mellish To Head Indiana Retired Teachers Association

Carol Grieser, president of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA), has announced the employment of Tom Mellish as the organization’s incoming executive director. Mellish will begin his work with IRTA in early January.

The association of retired educators has offices in the Indianapolis area and local chapters in 86 counties. Its membership is over 23,000.

Mellish has served as principal of Sugar Creek Elementary School in Crawfordsville for the past 22 years. He will be leaving after 35 years in education. He has been active in the Crawfordsville Kiwanis and the Indiana Association of School Principals. Mellish was named National Distinguished Principal of the Year in 1996.

The Indiana Retired Teachers Association lobbies at the state legislature for increases in retirement benefits and monitors the Indiana Teacher Retirement Fund (TRF). Its members volunteer in many areas throughout the state and have recorded over one million volunteer hours each year for the past nine years.

To learn more about the IRTA, visit www.retiredteachers.org.

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