Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland

Meet the Board 2022

Welcome to Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland  website. We are  a professional organisation for qualified and trainee teachers of Speech and Drama, supporting and representing our members throughout Ireland.

As a not-for-profit organisation and newly formed registered company, 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 of the profession and our students. All teachers are affiliated to one of the recognised examining bodies. All also are fully Garda vetted and have their child protection and safeguarding policies in place.

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.  

Anastasia Blake - Event coordinator


Anastasia holds a Level 8 HDDE from Griffith College, an LLSMD in Speech and Drama from the Leinster School of Music and Drama, a certificate in Stage Combat from the Irish Dramatic Combat Society, a certificate in Music and Dyslexia from the British Dyslexia Association  and a Snr Certificate in MT with the RIAM. Anastasia completed the 2 year Professional Actor Programme with the Gaiety School of  Acting. 

Anastasia is passionate about all thing theatre, and making the performing arts accessible to young people. 

Pearl Robinson - Secretary


Information coming soon

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