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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. ¬†Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of true education.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My name is Cristina Tacata and I am an English Language Arts teacher in the special day program at Van Nuys Middle School and graduate student in Special Education at California State University, Northridge.   This is my website dedicated to cooperative learning within the classroom, advocacy for children with special needs, and cultivating an educational environment where all types of learners feel safe and successful.

Explore, enjoy, and thank you for visiting!

Ms. Cristina Tacata

African American proverb.