Our teachers are:
- Skilled teachers, with many holding 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 teachers with regular training in public speaking and drama. This means our teachers are skilled and experienced in teaching these skills.
- Confident & Effective Speakers. This means our teachers are Super Speakers and model great public speaking and 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 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.
Lucinda – Teacher
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. She then 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.
Caroline – Teacher
Caroline is a qualified teacher and professional performer, with a BA and Grad Dip Ed in drama and English and extensive experience as a performing arts teacher in the primary sector.
From a young age, Caroline was involved in school debating and public speaking. She was the captain of her secondary college debating team and gained valuable experience as a public speaker during this time. Caroline’s love of the English language is evident in the professional avenues explored over the years: teaching drama, music theatre and English privately, in primary and secondary schools and performing arts academies. Caroline has conducted choirs, created Eisteddfod performances, written a primary school pantomime and has been a vocal director, choreographer and stage manager for secondary school musicals and community theatre. Caroline is currently engaged in a various schools as a teacher of voice and English, and drama and public speaking with Super Speak.
Kristy – Teacher
Kristy has been passionate about studying Public Speaking and Drama since she was 12 years old. She progressed through all grade levels of the Australian Music Examinations Board’s Speech and Drama Syllabus and also achieved her Associate Teaching Diploma though Trinity College London, before pursuing a career in teaching.
Alongside her Bachelor of Science degree, Kristy has also completed a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) from the University of Melbourne. She is registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and has experience working as a primary school teacher.
Kristy enjoys assisting students build their self-confidence and reach their full potential via Super Speak’s Public Speaking and Drama curriculum. She endeavours to help students develop their communication skills and become more confident speakers regardless of age or previous experience. Her teaching style creates a fun and supportive yet challenging learning environment for all her students.
Lizzie – Teacher
Lizzie comes to Super Speak with many years of experience in theatre, where she specialises in the training of performers of physical theatre. She trained at NIDA in the Director’s course and then went on to complete her MA in Actor Training in the UK. She has worked for several educational institutes and with many major performing arts companies here and in the UK/Europe.
Lizzie has also taught public speaking to adults in the corporate sector. In recent years Lizzie has adapted her skills and started to work with young people. She believes that the younger generation are stronger and smarter than ever, and wants to help equip them with the strongest voices and expression possible to accompany all their knowledge.
Lizzie is very proud to come to Super Speak to work with such an award winning program, and to work with young people in the beginning stages of their development.
"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."