Baranoff Elementary opened in August 1999 and was named in honor of Dr. Timy Baranoff.
Dr. Baranoff served the students of Austin ISD for 32 years beginning as a Casis Elementary kindergarten teacher in 1963. She was the district's Primary Instructional Coordinator from 1975-1981, Director of Elementary Curriculum from 1981-1992, and served as Director of Special Projects until her retirement in 1993. Dr. Baranoff earned national recognition for advancing early childhood and primary education. She has continued her commitment to children after retirement and volunteers for numerous child-centered community organizations.