Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland

Meet the current Board

Welcome to Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland.

As a non-for-profit organisation, run by a dedicated voluntary board, we were formed to encourage and promote the highest standards of teaching within the Speech and Drama field, to connect teachers of communication, performance and life skills and to act as a voice for the profession.

Susan Collins Duggan - Co-chairperson and Treasurer

Susan holds her Fellowship, Licentiate and Associate Teaching Diplomas with London College of Music (University of West London). She also holds a QQI Diploma in Further Education & Training and is a qualified TEFL teacher. She has been teaching Speech & Drama for over twenty years and is director of Theatre Tricks Drama & Communications.

Niambh Doolan - Co-chairperson and IT/Communications

Niambh holds undergraduate qualifications in Developmental Psychology, QQI 6 in Special Needs Assisting, Licentiate Qualification in Speech and Drama, and a Higher Diploma in Education (Drama). Niambh is passionate about the education of those with additional needs through the Drama curriculum.

June Allison - Social Media

June holds a BA in Counselling and also a Higher Diploma in Drama Education with a Licentiate Teaching Qualification in Speech and Drama. She has been running her own drama school, Mayo Performance Academy, for the past eleven years and has vast experience in working with young people through drama. As well as teaching drama, June works as a Special Needs Assistant and enjoys her work immensely. She is delighted to be associated with the Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland and looks forward to serving as a board member.  

Pearl Robinson - Secretary

Information coming soon

Bríd McGoohan

Bríd holds her Licentiate Teaching Diploma with the London College of Music (University of West London) and her Associate Teaching Diploma with the R.I.A.M.  She also holds QQI 6 in Training and Development and Effective Presentation from UCD.
Bríd has extensive experience teaching drama and staging shows with an award winning theatre school. She has delivered “Public Speaking” and “Interview Skills” programmes for 3rd level colleges, she has also enjoyed féis adjudication. Bríd runs her own speech and drama school: Bríd McGoohan Speech Drama and Communication.

Kathryn Coffey

Information coming soon

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