Mr. Joel McGuire : Principal

Mr. Joel McGuire


Mr. McGuire is prepared to further the high academic expectations and positive school culture at Union Academy.  He began his career in education in 1985 as a Social Studies teacher at Westwood Middle School.  He taught Social Studies at Winter Haven High School.  He has served in several administrative positions in Polk County beginning with ESOL Resource Specialist, Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Daniel Jenkins Middle School, Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Lake Region High School and finally as principal at Lake Region.  Mr. McGuire is certified in Gifted Education, Social Sciences as well as School Administration.  He is married to Sue McGuire who works at Regions Bank.
Dr. Alonzo Williams : Assistant Principal

Dr. Alonzo Williams

Assistant Principal

Dr. Alonzo Williams Jr. has 34 years of educational experience. During his educational career, he has served in various capacities ranging from the classroom (Elementary and Middle) to Dean of Students. Dr. Williams has served as an Assistant Principal of Administration for three years before his arrival at Union Academy Magnet School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Education in elementary education from Florida A. & M. University. He has earned an Educational Specialist in Gifted Education from Nova Southeastern University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Walden University.

Dr. Williams’ goal is to provide instructional leadership that will develop the intellectual, social and emotional potential of each student.