Wings Park Elementary

Hello Elementary Families!

Welcome to Wings Park Elementary!  All of our staff members are committed to doing whatever it takes to meet the needs of all students.  We are a dedicated and passionate group of educators who care deeply about our school and community. Thank you for the opportunity to help your children grow, both academically and emotionally!  Our building has high expectations based around our Iowa Core standards, and the staff work hard to create engaging lessons and activities that make student learning not only meaningful and memorable, but enjoyable as well!  At Wings Park Elementary we are a welcoming family and we are thrilled that you are a part of it!

I would like to take a minute and introduce myself.  My name is Justin McGuinness and I am the new principal for Wings Park and Little Husky Learning Center.  I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I am entering my 9th year in education.  I have spent 6 years as an elementary classroom teacher and the last 2 years as a math coach, all for the Waterloo Community Schools.  

I am a passionate person who cares deeply about children, not only their academic success, but their social and emotional health as well.  The Oelwein Schools’ mission of doing whatever it takes to educate all students, aligns very closely to my own personal feelings about education and how we, as a community, must work together to ensure the success of our students.

Along with being an educator, I am also a husband and father.  My family and I are incredibly thrilled to join the Oelwein community.  Since starting this position in the beginning of July, we have met so many wonderful people!  We currently live in Cedar Falls, but will be making the full transition to Oelwein in the beginning of August!

I am greatly looking forward to building a strong and trusting relationship with all of you and your students.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Here’s to the start of a fantastic school year!


Justin McGuinness
Elementary Principal

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Justin McGuinness

Elementary Principal
Little Husky Learning Center, Wings Park Elementary


Phone: 319-283-1982

Email: jmcguinness@oelwein.k12.ia.us

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