Darcie Atchley

It is my great pleasure to be a part of our Copper Ridge Kindergarten team!  This will be my fourth year teaching Kindergarten at Copper Ridge.  I am looking forward to a fun and adventurous year together with my students.  I am excited to teach my students how to read, write, count, get along with others and explore the world around them!  I strive to make learning fun and engaging and instill a love of learning in each of my students throughout this year.

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 was 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 here in 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 older children, Michaela and Gabe.  Michaela is a NICU nurse in Joplin, Missouri and Gabe is going to be a pilot in the Air Force.  I love home projects, walking, 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. I look forward to working with all of you to help your child learn and grow throughout this year!

~Mrs. Atchley