Cocopah Tribal Member LaDonna Crabb has been named Intermediate Teacher of the Year for Yuma County. Ms. Crabb is a 4th grade teacher at Valle del Encanto Elementary School and has worked with the Somerton School District for the past 10 years.
"This award just reassures that I AM making a difference! I am proud to be Cocopah and from Somerton! It’s been an amazing 10 years and I plan on only making Somerton better one day at a time, one lesson at a time, one student at a time," Crabb said.
She was nominated by her principal Luciano Munoz and colleagues.
Cocopah donated a combined total of $10,000 through the City of Yuma to three local nonprofit groups.
Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (center)presents a check for $10,000 to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors.
Cocopah Chairwoman Sherry Cordova, Vice Chair J. Deal Begay, Jr., Councilwoman Rosa J. Long on Thursday attended an Economic Development Regional Summit. The event brought together approximately 80 public and private sector representatives from Arizona, California and Mexico to focus on education, economic development and tourism. The City of Yuma and 4FrontED partnered for this event.
Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (center) presents a check of $20,000 to the City of Somerton.
Arizona Western College Sports Information Director Sam Hovan (left) presents Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman Rosa Long (right) with an appreciation award for the Tribe's continuing sponsorship of the Matador Athletic Association.
Cocopah Supports Art in the Park 2018
United Dreams Car Club donated backpacks and school supplies to the Cocopah Early Steps Program. Pictured left to right Nansy Heredia, public relations for the club, Rene Gonzalez, president of the club, Claudia Hutchinson, Cocopah Early Steps specialist and Christina Alonzo-Ross, Cocopah Early Steps Specialist. The car club in the past has donated to the Cocopah Head Start program.
Under Fila’s direction, Cocopah last year became the first Native American Tribe in Arizona and the country to join the IPAWS Collaborative Operating Group.