Category Archives: Education

Reading Education Foundation to support Updike house visits

On September 14, 2022 the Reading Education Foundation announced their grant awards for the year. Among the approved projects was one proposed by John Updike Childhood Home director Maria Lester titled “Teaching Berks County’s Native Son, John Updike.” The grant … Continue reading

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Wikipedia discovers The John Updike Childhood Home

Students use it, and if truth be told, so do teachers. And recently, Wikipedia added an entry on The John Updike Childhood Home. Thanks to some civic-minded Berks Countians, the house-museum is now searchable (and findable) on the biggest and … Continue reading

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Governor Mifflin students plant victory garden

As part of the continuing partnership between Governor Mifflin School District and The John Updike Childhood Home, students under the direction of Intermediate School teacher Damien Drago planted four raised beds with vegetables that were either mentioned by Updike as … Continue reading

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Gov. Mifflin Middle School students visit Updike house

On Monday, May 2, about 120 students from Governor Mifflin Middle School toured The John Updike Childhood Home with their teachers, Ms. Werle and Miss McKay. Organizing the event and leading the tour was Director of Education Maria Lester, who … Continue reading

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Updike house sponsors holiday ornament contest

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Board appoints education director

The John Updike Childhood Home board of directors last week created a new position of Education Director and appointed Maria Mogford to the post. Mogford, who has taught as an instructor at Albright College since 2006, earned a Ph.D. in Educational … Continue reading

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