Mrs. Orpen

About Me

  • Name: Mrs. JoAnn Orpen

  • Email: jorpen@isd542.org

  • Phone: 218-862-4633

I grew up on a small dairy farm by Grygla, MN and graduated from High School there. I went to college at Bemidji State University - Go Beavers! My first year of teaching was in Plummer, MN. From there I moved to the North Shore and taught in Silver Bay for 12 years. Next came Battle Lake which quickly became "Home" and this is year 19 for me! I am married to John and have three grown children and two grandchildren. They are my world. My hobbies are everything music, kayaking, and taking pictures.

Daily Schedule

7:20-8:15 - Jazz Band or 7-12 Lessons

1st hour: 7-12 Lessons

2nd hour: J.H. General Music

3rd hour: 4th Grade Music/prep

4th hour: S.H. Band

Ramp Up/Lunch

5th hour: 6th Grade Lessons

6th-7th hour - Music 5-6, Elementary Band, 5th Grade lessons

8th hour: J.H. Band

3:20-4:10 - Elementary lessons

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