"Baranda is committed to creating lifelong learners in everyone with whom she has contact, and she has the highest regard for people, as shown in her relationships with her students, parents, and peers.” Tom Delgado, former Principal at Prairie View Middle School

"Her classroom is one with high student engagement, excellent classroom management, and her enthusiasm for her subject area and her students is infectious.” Marcie Wilson, former Teacher & Principal at Apple Valley Middle School

"I recall several specific situations in which her insight and reflective nature directly translated into innovation and increased learning.”- Matthew Gruebmeyer, former Assistant Principal at Apple Valley Middle School

"She is an excellent teacher... very internationally minded and she listened to what her students had to say. She always took student voices into consideration and I truly believe she changed the school." Malika Yamashita- former parent at Osaka YMCA International School

"Baranda is an outstanding, professional educator in all aspects. She has a deep understanding about teaching and learning, is committed to the whole child approach to education, and is guided by a strong set of core values. She has made important contributions to the American School of Asuncion which has helped improve student learning at the individual student level, department level and whole school level." -Joseph Azmeh, former Middle School Principal at The American School of Asunción

(pdfs of original reference letters and contact information may be emailed upon request)