Morren teaches skill that can last a lifetime by Lindsay Nelson The love of music and the desire to give others a skill that could be enjoyed for a lifetime is what drove Julie Morren to become a teacher.
Morren is the new music instructor at Wakonda School. She is married to Ric Morren who owns a farm north of Beresford.
They have two sons, Jordan and Jaylen. Jordan is a sophomore at Truman State University and Jaylen is in fifth grade at Beresford Elementary. Her parents, grandmother, and sister's family all live in Centerville.
Morren has taught in public schools including Hurley, Beresford and Tea since 1988. She also has spent time substituting and teaching private voice and piano lessons. In Wakonda, Mrs. Morren directs band for grades 5-12 along with junior high and high school chorus.
Morren said she chose to teach at Wakonda because it is a unique town with great people.
"The students are a lot of fun and seem to really enjoy music," she said. "It is nice to be teaching in a smaller school where I can get to know everyone."