The University of Iowa

Meg Mechelke

Meg Mechelke staff photo
Communications Assistant

Meg Mechelke is a lifelong reader and writer who is honored to be part of a team that helps students develop strong literacy skills. In the fall of 2022, Meg earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and creative writing from the University of Iowa, where they also worked as the lead student writer for the IRRC. As a sophomore, Meg was nominated for the University of Iowa Student Employee of the Year award for their work on Varied Practice Reading. In their free time, Meg enjoys playing the guitar and watching horror movies.

Recent Blog Posts

Girl and classmates participating in reader's theatre at school

Drama in the Classroom: Reader’s Theatre as Fluency Practice

Read tips on how to implement reader’s theatre in the classroom and download free reader’s theatre scripts.
Teen students and their teacher participating in a playwriting workshop

Workshopping a Play: Teaching Literacy Skills Through Playwriting

Students can practice revising their own writing along with giving and receiving feedback through collaborative playwriting workshops.
Teen students writing plays in class

Purposeful Playwriting: Teaching Literacy Skills Through Playwriting

Students can learn literacy skills and write about issues they are passionate about through this unique genre of writing.