We’re incredibly excited to welcome Linda Augusto to our Program team, taking on the role of our Early Literacy Manager.
Linda is a Wiradjuri woman and Early Childhood Teacher who has worked in a range of positions and organisations within the early childhood education community.
After taking on a training and mentorship role, Linda has spent some of her career teaching and mentoring other early childhood educators; to ensure toddlers and young children have the best introduction to literacy as possible.
“I feel so strongly about early literacy development for children, and have spent a great deal of time working with teachers, Aboriginal families and wider communities to support their learning journeys,” says Linda.
After spending a number of years mentoring early childhood teachers, Linda took on an Early Childhood Teaching Director role, to be able to put literacy strategies and programs into practice herself.
“I get so excited by the possibilities that books provide and the ways they can be shared with children. My role with the ILF enables me the opportunity to support the early literacy development of children in remote communities.”
Linda brings a wealth of understanding and experience to the Early Literacy Manager role, and has already been hard at work looking at the resources our Foundation provides, and how we can continue improving them.
“I’m proud to be joining an organisation that allows children to experience books, develop imagination and provides them with the ability to immerse themselves in language, story and images – particularly one they can relate to.”
Welcome Linda! We’re so glad to have you on board.