Mariah wins Staff Award for Excellence

Dec. 11, 2022

Mariah dressed as her favorite desert animal, the butterfly.


Mariah Butterfly
Mariah dressed as her favorite desert animal, the butterfly.

Please join us in congratulating one of our amazing program coordinators, Mariah, who was recently awarded the University of Arizona College of Education Staff Award for Excellence! 

This marks Mariah’s fifth year with Cooper, first as an instructional specialist and then as a program coordinator and has developed our pre-school nature programs. Her expertise in early childhood education has helped Cooper create desert experiences for younger students at camp in our Nature Play Space and helped to create and organize our Preschool Family Nature Day event for families with young children.  

The College of Education awards faculty, staff, and students each year who have contributed their skills, talents and passion in the pursuit of teaching. Mariah won the 2022 “Professional and Organizational Contributors Staff Award for Excellence” for her work in developing new Cooper programs, revising and updating our current programs and curricula, and leading field trips, and being an exemplary part of Camp Cooper’s team.  

We’re honored to have Mariah as part of Cooper Center’s team of educators and are proud of her many accomplishments. Congratulations, Mariah!