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 2020 school year! 

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. 

When I am not at school, I live in Manhattan with my husband, two kids (Jack, 15 and Megan, 13), my dog (Bella), and two small parrots (Joey and Keira). With everyone going to work, school, and participating in sports and other activities, we keep pretty busy!  When I do have some spare time, I love to sit down with a good book, take a hike, or watch a good movie.