Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship recipient Koreena Sharman with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall at Glen Innes Pre School this week.
Thursday, 26 October 2017
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today congratulated Glen Innes early-childhood educator Koreena Sharman on being awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the NSW Government to assist with the upgrade of her qualifications to a teaching bachelor’s degree.
Mr Marshall said the Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship program assisted diploma-qualified educators currently working in community preschools and long day care services in rural and remote areas of the state to upgrade their qualifications to bachelor degrees.
“Koreena works at the Glen Innes Preschool and this scholarship will assist her with the costs of upgrading her qualification to a degree,” Mr Marshall said.
“This is great news for Koreena and also for parents and children in the Glen Innes community. Further qualifications will help Glen Innes’ youngsters make the most of their time in preschool.
“The importance of quality early childhood education cannot be understated as it gives children the best start in life, and allows parents to use time to move back into the workforce.
“I congratulate Koreena on gaining this scholarship and wish her every success in her studies and future career as a qualified early-childhood teacher.”
Ms Sharman said she was thrilled to receive the news from Mr Marshall that she’d been successful in her application and looked forward to beginning her education course with University of New England via distance learning.
“This money will help cover the costs of my studies and deal with registration fees and text books,” Ms Sharman said.
“I also have my first residential coming up so it will be very handy for those sorts of expenses.”