Timy Baranoff Elementary

Staff Spotlight

Erika Mitchell

What is your position at Baranoff? How long have you worked here?
Kindergarten Teacher. This is my 6th year at Baranoff, 15th year teaching.

What inspired you to become an educator?
Children inspire me to be an educator. Children just want to be loved and are opened to learning as long as you care and you engage them. I love seeing how much they grow from the first day I meet them until I send them off to first grade. They grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

What do you do in your free time? Do you have any hobbies?
During my free time I absolutely enjoy eating, movies, and playing with my family.

What do you find to be the most rewarding aspect of your job?
It is rewarding to know I make a difference in the kids life. It is rewarding to know they felt safe, learned how to read and write, and cope with feelings at school.

What is your favorite book?
I Will Love You Forever

What was your favorite subject when you were in school?
I enjoy all subjects and just leved school and loved to learn.

People would be surprised to know that you……
You would be surprised to know that I have traveled to: Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Greece, Germany, Columbia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Canada, and Panama.