Taran Franklyn-Atman says he likes Rio Gallinas Charter School, because they go about teaching a bit differently than a traditional public school.
“Teachers are a lot calmer here. They only yell when they have to,” he said.
The fourth-grader says he considers everyone in his class his friend. His teachers say the Rio Gallinas student is mild-mannered, kind and a critical thinker.
Teacher Janice Ulibarri says he’s always prepared for class — and always thinking one step ahead of everyone else.