Ms. Baran was an incredible teacher. She would make us practice until she and the class felt like we were good enough. loved the playing tests to show off our playing abilities. It's sad she left Eastern but probably is enjoying her time wherever she is teaching kids who appreciate music as much as us in advanced orchestra enjoyed understanding and playing music.
Ms. Baran is sometimes cranky, but overall helpful and joking. Unfortunately she has moved to Rocky Hill Middle School (also in Montgomery County), and her former students miss her very much (actually, we think we never stop being her students). She encourages hard work and perseverance, as well as giving good advice. However I will admit she is a little biased towards those who have lots of previous experience and play well. Overall, however, she is a great teacher.
She's really fun when you're talking to her after class and stuff, but she will sometimes yell at you. Also, she is unfair grade playing quizzes. But its fun to have her pd 8 (after school) because we get off topic and we have free time and stuff.
Ms.Baran is not patient with her students. She wants everything done perfect, even if it is a skill we cannot handel doing. She cannot control her class, low rating
i didnt like her cuz she was too full of herself! she was always talking about the book she was writing or that her class was going to "open our minds" bleh
Sometimes Ms. Baran gets a little crabby, and does play favorites. However, she can keep the class under control and is overall a good teacher. (I have her for Period 8 Adv. Band)
If you don't like kids, why are you a teacher? She snaps for no reason, and she's just mean. If you make a mistake she has absolutely no patience.
an amazing teacher. opens our minds to new things and shows us things about the world other teachers would not. she gives very good writing feedback and assigns very interesting books to read.
best teacher i ever had except shes scared of group hugs!!!!!!!!!
She is a great teacher!!! But, her quizzes are really specific.
Mrs. Ray is inspiriring and welcoming techer but she needs to welcome questions and ease down her temper sometimes
Shes very nice in the morning and in the afternoon shes in this horrible mood that makes us all terrified and she can be very mean and she can be very nice.
I love her! Best teacher ever!!!! So much fun and you learn stuff... I had my elective w/ her and I still learned a lot!
according to my child she is rather intimidating when it comes to playing tests. My child has decided to give up viola because of this. I
Ms. Baran is a nice teacher, but she is crabby sometimes.
Band class is soooooooo fun, well, unless your a trumpet, which im not........
Ms. Baran is okay, but she plays favorites and I am not one of them, so I don't like her class much.
STRAIGHT ONES AT STATE FESTIVAL!! Ms. Baran is the greatest, her class is awesome and is always fun to go to, its definetly the best class I have all day. GO EMS ORCHESTRA!
I had her her first year and al we got were lectures on how two people were acting up we didn't play much music
She's nice.. totally picks favorites.. bad teacher tho.
lol, my friend and i were teachers pets! best teacher ever!
She's pretty cool... needs more control ovber 50 kids at ones but ain't bad
she may be nice at heart, but she is not teacher material... she can't control a class. I was in her Advanced band & concert band, and it was out of control
Really nice, she works hard but a lot of ppl dont listen to her