I am Darinka Cooper. I have two beautiful boys, one is a year-and-a-half and the other is 3 months old. We own 8 fish and we will soon have 4 chickens. As a family we like to go on walks and swim. I enjoy dancing, reading children's books and eating vegetarian food. This is my 5th year teaching as a special education teacher in the Jordan School District. It has been a pleasure to work with the wonderful and creative students and staff of Jordan. I have worked at Herriman, Fox Hollow and now Antelope Canyon Elementary. I am so excited to be a part of the Antelope Canyon community. I know we will all have a wonderful time working and learning together. There are many reasons I became a special education teacher, but the main reason is that I want all students that I meet and serve to reach their potential and goals in life. With teamwork, love and care, structure, consistency, resources and the right evidence-based strategies we can make my goal and your children's IEP goals come true .