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Morris Area board accepts resignations, approves new hires

The Morris Area School Board approved two elementary teacher resignations and two hires in the at the May 20 meeting.

The board accepted the resignation of husband and wife elementary teachers Caleb and Heidi Greene. Both have accepted positions in the Minnewaska School District. Caleb Greene has been the head high school volleyball coach.

The board approved hiring Chelsey Oachs as an elementary teacher. Oachs has taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades, depending on district needs, in the Wheaton School District since 2014, a copy of her resume in the meeting packet said. She has also taught in Wadena-Deer Creek.

The board also approved hiring Amanda Welcome as an English Language Learner teacher. Welcome has been teaching at Prairie Elementary School in Worthington since July 2018. Before that she taught at two different schools in St. Cloud.

Activities director Mark Ekren said in his report to the board that the district is still seeking a head volleyball coach as well as a B squad coach and C squad coach.