Being a stage director myself, I have different expectations for different age groups, and Meggen’s group exceeded those expectations.
It was with great pride and tremendous emotion that I realized how deep she could get with a group of middle schoolers. During our final session of Camp Ruach 2010, Meggen led a group of 10 preteens as they brainstormed, collaborated, wrote and performed a poetry cycle in front of 150 people… all astonished. She contoured her in-class experience to fit that age group, perfectly!
In addition to the performance, Meggen also got the kids very excited about their first “zine.” Meggen put together their individual works as well as their collaborative efforts ina beautiful booklet that the preteens still talk about!
Meggen has a great talent, as I have seen, at working with very diverse age groups. She listens and inspires. Meggen’s greatest gift, along with the ability to articulate thoughts in a sensitive manner, is that she creates an atmosphere where children, preteens, and teens alike can feel excited to express themselves.
Seth Kellam, Camp and Teens Director, Asheville JCC