Penny McGuinness

Educational Background

Began teaching in the fall of ’71, this will be my40th year.
University of IA 1971
Masters of ed., Western Ill. 2001.
Earned National Board Certification in Early Childhood 2001


Father was carreer Navy so we travled around lots. Was in Key West at the time of the Cuban revolution. Living in Memphis during the Civil Rights movement. Was at U of IA when the anti war marches were active.

Married to a retired research librian, Peter. Have 1 son James a lawyer in Chicago and 1 son (teacher) and daughter in law (student) at Cedar Falls. And last but not least 1 granddaughter Scarlett Ann McGuinness.

Favorite Book

James and the Giant Peach

Favorite Quote

“So many books, so little time”

Favorite Band/Musician

Simon and Garfunkle

Peter, Paul,and Mary



Everything but jazz.

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