Mr. McGuinness is going into his 9th year as principal of Independence High School, and 26th year overall at Independence Local Schools. Prior to being named principal, he taught 8th grade U.S. History at Independence Middle School and 11th grade Advanced Placement United States History at Independence High School for 17 years. He is a strong advocate of the Advanced Placement program. His personal interests are reading biographies, football, dogs, making pizza from scratch, and travel.