Mrs. Morarend grew up in Walford, IA and graduated from Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, IA in 2008. She then went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa where she double majored in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and minored in Literacy Education. She graduated from UNI in 2012 and moved to Northeast Iowa to complete her student teaching. While she was completing her student teaching she met her now husband, Tim. In July 2013, Mrs. Morarend started her teaching career as a Home School Assistance Coordinator/Teacher at Postville Community Schools. After one year she decided to transfer to Title 1 Reading and has been enjoying her position ever since. Mrs. Morarend and her husband live a couple of miles outside of Garnavillo, IA with their son, Easton and dog, Ava.