Darci Cordero grew up in the small town of Camarillo in southern California and had what she called the perfect childhood. She spent her days exploring tide pools, playing in the waves at the beach, riding horses and swimming in her pool. Her family moved to Sandy, Utah when she was 14 years old where her adventures changed to exploring the mountains, camping and skiing. Although she attended high school in Sandy and she now lives in the Herriman area; she will always be a "California" girl at heart and returns back to the beach as often as she can.
Darci graduated from Brigham Young University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Biology Composite Teaching with an emphasis in Zoology and a History Teaching minor. Go Cougars! She is a member of USTA,NSTA, and is a National Geographic Certified Educator. Darci's desire to be a science teacher started in sixth grade when she had a teacher who inspired her to look at the world through a scientist's eyes and she loves using nature and the scientific world to discover new things. As she now takes on junior high leadership, she is excited to lead the junior high with its amazing students and teachers to a great future.
Darci is the proud mother of five awesome children; three girls and two boys ranging in ages from twenty three down to twelve, 2 of which are students at ELA. She and her husband, who is also a teacher, live in the Herriman area and enjoy spending their time camping, traveling anywhere there is a beach, and laughing together.