Phone: 708-748-0480 x4315


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education Gifted Education Endorsement

Mrs. Nikki Baran

Welcome to 3rd Grade in Virtual Room 45! I am so excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year! 

Allow me to introduce myself. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1998.  I began teaching at Matteson School in 1999.  I have also taught Kindergarten and 2nd Grade, but 3rd Grade is my favorite.  Third grade students are so much fun, and I love working with the other amazing teachers on our 3rd grade team.

When I am not at school, I live in Manhattan with my husband, two kids (Jack, 16 and Megan, 14), my dog (Bella), and our two little parrots (Joey and Keira). My kids keep me pretty busy watching baseball games and marching band performances!  When I do have some spare time, I love to sit down with a good book, take a hike, or watch a good movie.

I am really excited for this school year.  It is going to be fantastic!