We believe in the importance of great teachers.

Great teachers support, motivate, inspire and challenge their students to achieve the best learning outcomes.

Super Speak’s experienced, skilled & qualfied teaching team are known & trusted for setting the benchmark for teaching excellence. They truly set us apart.

Our team of teachers, area managers & principal support each other to ensure we offer the highest possible standard of teaching to our students.

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Our teachers are:

    • Skilled teachers, with many holding a university teaching degree or equivalent. This means they are skilled at teaching children in a way that will achieve the best learning outcomes for our students.
    • Experienced teachers with regular training in public speaking and drama. Our teachers are mature & experienced at teaching groups of children and are great role models for young people. The average teaching experience of our teachers is over 10 years each (over 2,500 teaching hours each), with many having had over 20 years experience (over 5,000 teaching hours each).
    • Confident & effective speakers. This means our teachers are effective speakers themselves and model great public speaking & communication skills to their students.
    • Holders of a current Victorian Institute of Teaching or WWCC card. This means they have the police checks and are permitted to work with children.
    • Supported: our director, principal & area managers, who have been professional leaders with-in the industry for several decades, also attend classes during the semester to support teacher & student development.

Super Speak are known & trusted for having a highly experienced, skilled & qualified teaching team. Our principal & area managers also attend classes during the semester to support student development. 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 – Director & Founder

Over 30 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Vicki is a registered teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching with over 30 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 – Principal

Over 18 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Jemma has been a teacher at Super Speak since 2013 and an Area Manager since 2016.

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.

Alex – Area Manager & Teacher

Over 5 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Speech, drama and acting have always been a passion for Alex. From performing in stage productions, to appearing in television series such as Hamish & Andy’s True Story, Alex has never shied away from exploring and developing her creativity and vocal skills through her passion for the Creative Arts.

Alex has completed a Bachelor in Creative Arts majoring in Drama, at Deakin University. She has since gone on to explore other avenues recently finding a passion for teaching. Alex previously worked as a drama teacher in primary school settings where she enjoyed exploring creative freedom & dramatic play throughout her classes with heavy emphasis on improvisation.

Alex firmly believes in encouraging students to be the best version of themselves by having a go, and supporting each other to create a safe environment to express themselves. She believes public speaking is an integral part of a child’s development and Super Speak classes are the perfect platform to explore this further by gaining confidence, making new friends and having fun along the way. Alex is a spirited, fun and enthusiastic teacher loves to see her students discover their full capabilities.

Alexandra – Area Manager & Teacher

Over 4 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Ali has always had a passion for drama and performance, which married perfectly with her love of teaching and helping others. Ali holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama from Queensland University of Technology and has a wide range of experience with different theatre opportunities, including puppeteering, acting on stage as well as operating the sound and lighting behind the scenes at Metro Arts. She has a personal affinity for theatre and uses drama as a means to explore students’ ideas and stories and help them to be shared with others in meaningful ways.

Ali has over four years’ experience teaching children speech and drama skills in both Australia and Japan. Working with children aged 3-15 in a range of learning environments Ali has helped her students to develop their own public speaking toolkit and present themselves with confidence. During her time living and working overseas Ali designed and facilitated English classes and drama workshops that lead students to develop their English, pronunciation, physicality, expression and projection towards exam and performance outcomes. In her classroom Ali fosters a fun and inclusive learning environment so that students feel safe and supported to embrace their potential.

Linda – Teacher

Over 10 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Throughout her lifelong career in the performing arts, Linda has had over 10 years experience teaching speech and drama to 6-14 year-olds.

Her formal education began with a BA from Flinders University where she studied Drama and Children’s Literature. From there she trained at the Q Theatre’s 2-year Intensive Acting Course in NSW. Since then she has worked in television and theatre as an actor, screenwriter and tutor, writing over 100 hours of children’s television.

Linda’s dedication to performing arts within the community was honed while touring educational shows and conducting drama workshops in disadvantaged schools throughout NSW with the New England Theatre Company, Self-Raising Theatre and Westside Players. Later, she co-founded an actors’ cooperative, The Acting Factory, which established outdoor family shows and Shakespeare by the (Nepean) River, a tradition that continues today.

Linda’s experience has shown her how beneficial an impact on a child’s confidence even a short exposure to learning stagecraft can be. She believes Super Speak’s combination of discipline and spontaneity is a great way to harness the energy and enthusiasm of youngsters, and that its equal focus on speaking, conversation and listening is an important key to developing their effectiveness as individuals contributing to society.

Gavin – Teacher

Over 10 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Gavin has been an actor, musician, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and public speaker with over 20 years of professional experience.

He completed his actor training at the University of Southern QLD, and has performed with professional organisations such as the QLD Theatre Company, Opera Australia, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, both Adelaide & Melbourne Fringe Festivals, to name a few. Gavin has also appeared in feature films, national & international TV commercials.

Gavin works in the sport industry as well, being the Stadium Announcer for many professional sports organisations, including Marvel Stadium, the Australian Boomers basketball team, NBL, WNBL, NBL1, AFL, and AFLW – as well as running his own historical walking tour. Other sporting passions he has are coaching children in football and basketball.

Alongside performing, Gavin also has a Masters of Screenwriting from VCA and is a filmmaker – also teaching filmmaking to adults at Neighbourhood Houses around Melbourne.

Gavin has a heart to see children develop into their best selves, be that on the sporting field, in front of audiences as storytellers or comedians, as well as the path that child wants to walk. Through Super Speak, he aims to help each of his students to be able to communicate to “captive ears”, in order to engage in their communities, and enrich their own lives.

Lou – Teacher

Over 20 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

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. She has over 20 years experience teaching children aged 6-14.

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

Over 15 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

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.

Roisin has had over 15 years experience teaching children aged 6-14. 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.

Sarah – Teacher

Over 3 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Sarah’s love for drama and public speaking started at a young age. Throughout her secondary schooling, Sarah was always developing her confidence on stage through performing and speaking, which has encouraged her to pursue this as a career. Sarah has performed in many stage productions and is active in developing her drama and public speaking skills through acting and speaking workshops.

Sarah has studied a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Deakin University majoring in Arts Education and English. This led Sarah to explore teaching, which has become an amazing opportunity for her to follow her passion for drama and speaking. Sarah believes that a child’s confidence comes from feeling as though they can express themselves, which is why public speaking and drama are such great skills to learn. Creating a fun and comfortable learning environment is what Sarah strives for in her classes, and always encourages students to try their best and celebrate their achievements.

Dee – Teacher

Over 25 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

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  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.

Portia- Teacher

Over 2 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Portia moved to Melbourne to pursue her love of performing and teaching. Since a young age Portia has always had a passion for performing and the arts. Portia began her training at Hinterland Dance Academy, performing at her local theatre ‘Spotlight Theatre’, and majoring in the arts at high school. In 2020, she completed a Cert IV in Musical Theatre in her first year at the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre. She then continued her studies there in the Performance Course for 2021, performing a range of professional shows.

The last two years she found a love for teaching and inspiring the next generation and begun working within the industry as a drama tutor for ages prep – grade 6 at ZigZag Theatre Company as well as a Singing and Musical Theatre Teacher at HIPA Studios. Alongside this she was working as an Entertainer at Dreamworld, performing Singing and Character Suit work.

She is thrilled to be able to continue teaching and inspiring the next generation at Super Speak as she knows the importance of developing and nurturing a child’s creativity and confidence through teaching Public Speaking and drama.

Lucinda – Teacher

Over 30 years experience teaching children aged 6-14

Lucinda strongly believes in the power of speech and communication.

Lucinda has worked as an actor and performer both here and in the UK for over 30 years and appeared on TVs all over the world as “Melanie” in “Neighbours” from 1989-1992 and again in 2018-2022. She also spent many years in the UK where she worked in Theatre, Television and Radio. She presented the Saturday Morning Shows “Parallel 9” and “Highly Sprung” for the BBC and Voiced the Characters of “Mitzy”, “Alice” and “Lolly” in Children’s animated series “The Koala Brothers”. She has performed in Pantomimes, Theatre Productions, Radio Plays, and worked as a workshop leader for Corporate Training. Whilst Lucinda was living in London she also worked as a Drama teacher, and Speech Specialist in various schools. Lucinda returned to Australia in 2010 and has since worked with N.I.Y.P.A.A – National Youth Choir, and runs her own kinder Drama and music programme “Bouncy Beats”.

Lucinda is excited to bring her experience to Super Speak and hopes to inspire and engage her students and arm them with the communication skills they need to help them achieve their dreams.

  • "It has given her confidence and a wonderful way of expressing herself"

    Michael Stamford, Parent, Glen Iris
  • "I love it! It is so much fun. I want to Super Speak every day!"

    Sophie, Student, Mt Waverley
  • "He gets such positive energy from each class."

    Justine Mackey, Parent, Kew
  • "I am much more confident in speaking in front of people."

    James, Student, Canterbury
  • "She has started taking on leadership roles at school which she never did before."

    Rohan, Parent, Ashburton
  • "It is hands down the most worthwhile & best quality activity Eve has done."

    Hannah, Parent, Glen Iris
  • "The program is fantastic. I am so glad that he is a part of this experience."

    Richard, Parent, Glen Waverley