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Ashleigh Gulliver

I am passionate about oral communication and believe that every student in New Zealand should have the opportunity to explore and develop their oral literacy. 

I am an advocate for Speech and Drama and credit my own lessons from age eight as the reason why I am able to collaborate and communicate with confidence today. 

I am a New Zealand registered Secondary School Teacher specialising in English and Drama. I hold a Bachelor of Arts double major in English and Drama, an Advanced Associate of Speech and Drama Teaching (Adv ASB), and for eight years I was a Trustee on the Board for Speech New Zealand. I have many years of experience teaching drama and public speaking as extra-curricular activities and have taught speech and drama privately to students in both Rotorua and Auckland previously. 

Now settled in Maraetai with my young family and loving the magic of the Pohutakawa Coast, I am looking forward to developing ‘With Confidence’, so that students of all ages can have the opportunity to build their confidence and skill in public speaking and drama performance.