TWO Hunter teachers have been recognised with scholarships from the NSW Premier.
Cessnock West Public School’s Deborah Costa and Hunter School of the Performing Arts teacher Cassandra Portelli were both recognised in different categories.
Ms Costa received the Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness award, supporting the study of issues related to depression awareness.
Her proposed study will focus on moderating childhood traumatic stress’ role in the development of youth depression through reparative and resilience projects.
It includes a study tour to the US and the UK.
Ms Portelli received the First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship, with her study focusing on Global Money Week.
It includes a study tour to Canada, the Netherlands and the US.
The Premier’s teacher scholarships give recipients between $10,000 and $15,000 in funds for a five-week study tour to some of the world’s top schools.
This year’s program awarded 21 scholarships across 17 program areas.