The Principal's Page

The home of MACCRAY Elementary Principal, Judd K. Wheatley

Welcome to my web page; I hope you find this page as a resource for many of your questions. It is still under development, so check back often, if you're interested.

E-mail me:

Call me:

East - (320) 967-4281

West - (320) 367-2396

I diligently try to answer all phone messages and e-mails within 24-hours.

The Wheatleys at the Pacific Ocean (Washington State), 2017

Our "pup" - Missy

It is a privilege to be the Elementary Principal of MACCRAY Public Schools, and I look forward to continuing to work with the staff and parents of our schools.

Here is a little bit about me: I am in my third year as a Principal, with my first two years spent northeast of Bemidji.

I was raised near Grafton, Ohio and moved to Cokato, Minnesota as a nineteen-year-old. After taking five years off, and working in a factory, I returned to college in 2003 and graduated from St. Cloud State in 2005. I later obtained both my master's degree and K-12 Principal license from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, in 2009 and 2012 respectively.

In 2005, I was hired by the Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative where I taught Language Arts, to at-risk youth. During that time, I was also a football coach for eight seasons ('04-'11) and served as Union President ('08-'15).

My wife (Heather) and I have been married for 20 years, and we have a son (Trent) who is in his third year at South Dakota State University. We also have a 12-year-old Hungarian Vizsla named Missy.

Interests: college and professional football, cooking, traveling, video games, learning how to do various handyman projects around the house, golf, and fishing

Work Experience and Education:

  • Work Experience:
    • MACCRAY Public Schools - 2017 - Present: Elementary Principal
    • Northome School, SK-RR #363 - 2015-2017: K-12 Principal
    • MAWSECO #938 - 2005-2015: Language Arts Teacher
  • Education:
    • MN Principal's Academy - University of Minnesota, Current
    • K-12 License - SMUMN, 2012
    • Master's of Arts, Education - SMUMN, 2009
    • Bachelor's of Science, Language Arts Teaching - SCSU, 2005