Our teachers are:
- Qualified teachers that hold a university teaching degree or equivalent. This means they are skilled at teaching in a way that will achieve the best learning outcomes for the students.
- Experienced school teachers with regular training in public speaking and drama. This means our teachers are skilled and experienced in teaching these skills
- Registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. This means they can work in any Victorian school, have completed all relevant police checks and are undertaking regular professional development to advance their skills.
- Supported by the principal Vicki Skyring (more details opposite).
Before enrolling your child in any programme, we encourage all parents to do the due diligence and check the qualifications, skills & experience of the teachers who run the classes.
All Super Speak, teachers undergo a rigorous selection process, induction training and regular evaluations. Our teachers deliver the classes in a style that is motivating, challenging and enjoyable. They ensure a safe, fun and nurturing environment to bring out the best in your child.
Vicki Skyring – Principal
Vicki is a registered teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching with over 25 years teaching experience across the subjects of Drama, Speech & Drama and English. She has worked as a private speech coach, a director in youth theatres and as a teacher in schools across QLD, NSW and Victoria.
Vicki is an accredited Trinity Guildhall Speech & Drama teacher. Her interest in Speech & Drama has extended into being an adjudicator for Victorian Speech & Drama Eisteddfods and an active member of the Speech and Drama Teachers’ Association of Victoria.
Vicki participates in regular professional development training to continually advance her teaching skills and knowledge. Vicki strives to ensure her teaching style and methods motivate, stimulate and challenge her students to maximise their learning experiences in a fun and enjoyable environment.
Jemma – Area Manager & Teacher
Having been a student of Voice, Speech and Drama since the age of 7 it was a natural progression that Jemma too would become a teacher of the same field. Throughout her time as a student she completed each grade level through Trinity Guildhall college of London. After completing her Grade 8 certification in 2003 she went on to complete her Associate of Teaching Speech and Communication Skills in 2009. Jemma is a registered member of the Speech & Drama Teachers Association of Victoria and has been an adjudicator for the Rotary Club of Richmond & Melbourne Park’s annual Public Speaking Festival.
Throughout her years as a student and teacher she has had much experience both on and off speaking platforms and stages. Alongside her teaching qualifications, Jemma has also completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Psychophysiology and a Certificate IV in Mental Health at Swinburne University.
Jemma believes that Speech and Drama is a valuable subject that teaches children how to clearly and confidently communicate to a variety of audiences, and equips them with essential life attributes such as effective conversation skills and quick, creative thinking.
Jemma is especially passionate about the development of confidence in her students and believes that giving children the right platform to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences through Speech & Drama aids their development of courage and self.
Dee – Teacher
Dee has a Bachelor of Education majoring in Drama and Dance from Victoria College Rusden and a Graduate Diploma of Education in Primary Teaching from Monash University. She has over 16 years experience teaching in Melbourne and Japan, working with students aged 3 to 60. Dee has taught Drama, Dance and Movement, Performing Arts, and English as a Second Language, in primary and higher education settings.
Dee’s fun and friendly style of teaching supports her students to work to the best of their potential, building their self confidence and developing effective communication skills.
Lou – Teacher
From the age of twelve Lou has been involved in the dramatic arts. She is a graduate of Queensland University of Technology obtaining an Arts degree in Drama and a Graduate Diploma in Drama teaching.
Since graduation Lou, has worked extensively across Australia as an arts educator and as a performer in a variety of roles. She has worked as artist in resident in many different primary and secondary schools and enjoyed bringing skills to thousands of students in acting, voice, movement and communication. Lou has also been employed as a primary and high school performing arts teacher, a teacher of circus, a children’s theatre director and as an actor for theatre, screen and corporate events. Alongside her teaching, Lou is also a passionate visual artist and illustrator.
Lou firmly believes that drama and the public speaking can give young people practical tools to enhance and indeed cement confidence and self-expression. She believes that everyone has the right to be seen and heard and recognises that Super Speak classes are a wonderful platform to do just this. Her classes aim to be fun, insightful and give young people the tools in communication to aid in their development and their personal power.
Roisin – Teacher
Roisin gained her BA(hons) in Performance at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. She studied Voice work under Cath Baxter, studying the Alexander Technique, vocal warm ups, accents & phonetics, public speaking including, political speeches, Shakespearian sonnets and poetry recitation. Roisin also gained her Lamda Gold qualification in both Acting and The Speaking of Verse and Prose.
Roisin has been a professional actress and was involved Theatre in Education working with the LaughingStock Co.
During the last 12 years, Roisin has always had one foot firmly in teaching. She has taught Voice work, Drama, Singing and Dance in various theatre schools and primary schools.
Roisin is a bubbly, fun and caring teacher who has a passion for teaching and working with children to help them realise their potential and discover their confidence.
Kara – Teacher
Kara enrolled in Speech and Drama lessons when she was in primary school and promptly became devoted to what the training offered her. She continued her study throughout her school years gaining her Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama with Trinity College, London and further fed her curiosity completing an Honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies. While at University, Kara began working as a Speech and Drama teacher and theatre performer, extending on the skills she developed as a student.
Kara has also worked in the corporate sector, where presentation skills and confidence in public speaking were essential daily business practice. She aspires to pass on these fundamental life skills of self-confidence, effective communication and creative quick thinking to her students, through fostering fun, positive and supportive classes. No matter where your child’s dreams for the future lead, these attributes help support and enrich their lives in every aspect.
Suzie – Teacher
Suzie began performing in Primary school, singing with the state choir, taking speech classes and participating in her local theatre company. Her love of books, poetry, music and theatre continued all the way through to University where she gained a degree in Theatre Performance from Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts. Upon graduating, Suzie started her own theatre company where she gained skills in writing, directing and producing as well as honing her performing abilities. She also spent time in New York, studying acting and voice at Atlantic Theatre School.
For nearly eight years, Suzie headed the Education department at Melbourne Theatre Company, facilitating a comprehensive workshop program alongside some of the finest teaching artists in the country. During this time, she also shaped and expanded the Company’s work for young audiences, introducing plays for families and producing many award-winning productions for teens.
Suzie is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love of public speaking, drama and storytelling with children at Super Speak, and hopes to help each student to build their communication and presentation skills while having lots of fun.
"It has given her confidence and a wonderful way of expressing herself"
"I love it! It is so much fun. I want to Super Speak every day!"
"He gets such positive energy from each class."
"I am much more confident in speaking in front of people."
"She has started taking on leadership roles at school which she never did before."
"It is hands down the most worthwhile & best quality activity Eve has done."
"The program is fantastic. I am so glad that he is a part of this experience."