Darcie Atchley

It is my great pleasure to be a part of the Copper Ridge Kindergarten team!  This will be my second year teaching at Copper Ridge and my fifth year teaching overall.  I am so excited for a fun and adventurous year together with my students.  I am looking forward to teaching my students how to read, write, count and explore the world around them!

I grew up in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona.  I went to Arizona State University for my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development.  I then had the opportunity to focus on my family and travel the world with my husband who is in the Air Force.  I received my Master’s in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University.  I have taught Kindergarten in Japan at a DoD school, Oklahoma and now Arizona.

When I am away from school I enjoy the beautiful outdoors with my loving husband Mike and our youngest son Ethan.  We also have 2 children in college, Michaela and Gabe.  I love home projects, biking and reading in my free time.

I am looking forward to helping your child succeed and love school at Copper Ridge! It is my goal to foster a nurturing environment where your child can grow into a confident, caring, and respectful individual that has a love for learning. I look forward to working with all of you to help your student learn and grow throughout this year!