Mrs. Baran's News

In my classroom we dive deeply into exciting subjects and serious thinking!

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better!"


My name is Marilyn Baran.

 I am the Science Middle School teacher at St Jude School.  I am certified in Google Basic & Advanced training, and certified Smartboard. I am  a Nearpod Certified Instructor and a STAR DEN Ambassador.  I currently am a 2019 recipient of the  PA Keystone Innovator Award.


My belief as a teacher is to empower the student in learning.  How I accomplish this is with a growth mindset attitude which includes having the student participate in interactive activities which include digital projects, STEM activities,and research while encouraging them to do their best along the way.


In addition to teaching science- I teach English to 7th & 8th Grades.   This year, I will be teaching computer/technology to 4th-8th grades.



All of the students' assignments and announcements can be found on my google classroom pages. The supplies needed for each class are found listed below.


Thank you for visiting my page. If you have any questions -you can find my email at the top of this page.

Supplies Needed for  My Classes:

2 boxes of tissues

 2 paper towels

1- Hand sanItizer

1 small bottle of Elmer’s glue



 VIEWING VIDEOS(place in plastic sandwich bag with your name and grade)

All students should have a homework planner



1-  notebook or hard-cover 1.5 inch binder. If using binder- use wide-ruled loose leaf paper

2 – folders(one for lab, one for handouts)

  Black or blue pens

 1- stylus to use with computer chrome  book(optional)

 8th grade- calculators



 *Note- if using a binder may use for both science and English

1-notebook(if no binder)

 1- folder

1- highlighter                Blue/black pens



Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children~ Walt Disney