Media Release: 8 May 2018

The Public Education Foundation is delighted to announce that Linda Le from Elderslie High School is the recipient of the inaugural Public Education Foundation’s Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship.

This scholarship supports public school teachers who are in the first three years of their teaching careers, with Teachers Health providing $10,000 for professional development activities.

Linda Le is in her third year of teaching mathematics at Elderslie High School. Last year she was awarded the Early Career Teacher Award at the Ultimo Directorate Principals Awards for her enthusiasm for teaching and contribution to the school community.

“We’re delighted to partner with the Public Education Foundation and once again give back to the education community,” Brad Joyce, Teachers Health CEO, said. “Linda Le is a great asset to the teaching profession, positively shaping lives through her work, and we’re proud to support her professional development through the Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship.”

“Linda Le is a committed young teacher who is passionate about her subject and building excellent relationships with her students,” David Hetherington, the Public Education Foundation’s Executive Director, said.  “We are excited to be able to support her with her professional learning goals.”

“It is with absolute honour and the deepest gratitude I have been awarded this scholarship. This award is such a huge opportunity for me as an Early Career Teacher to grow and enhance my practice,” Linda Le said. “I am really looking forward to the opportunities the Teachers Health Scholarship will open for me and the ways I can contribute back to my school community!”


Teachers Health was created by teachers for teachers over 60 years ago and today looks after over 320,000 teachers, education staff, and their families around Australia. As a not-for-profit health fund and Australia’s largest industry-based health fund, Teachers Health gives back to the education community through scholarships, sponsorships and health and wellbeing programs.

The Public Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to students and educators in public education, and enhancing the value and reputation of public education.


For more information:  Melanie Morrison, Public Education Foundation

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