Baranoff Elementary opened in August 1999 and was named in honor of Dr. Timy Baranoff (March 8th, 1926 - December 18th, 2015).
Dr. Baranoff served the students of Austin ISD for 32 years beginning as a Casis Elementary kindergarten teacher in 1963. She was the district's Primary Instructional Coordinator from 1975-1981, Director of Elementary Curriculum from 1981-1992, and served as Director of Special Projects until her retirement in 1993. Dr. Baranoff earned national recognition for advancing early childhood and primary education. She continued her commitment to children after retirement and volunteered for numerous child-centered community organizations.