MEF Grant Award!

Maranacook Education Foundation announces their second grant recipient is…Maria Rungi, Literacy Specialist at Readfield Elementary School!

She’s received $900.00 for her project, “Engaging Students in Reading and Writing through Digital Storytelling.” Students will use IPads to create, narrate, and share stories with classmates and family. 

They will study story structure, character development, conflict/resolution, cause and effect, dialogue and mood. Students will also practice digital illustrations. By making recordings, students will practice fluency and expression. The students’ stories will be accessible online.


The mission of the Maranacook Education Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization, is to foster innovation and excellence in the communities of Fayette, Manchester, Mt. Vernon, Readfield, and Wayne by securing resources and funding initiatives that will benefit learners of all ages. Donors can contribute unrestricted funds to the Foundation or create their own donor directed funds to support specific projects.  Please visit our website to learn more or make a contribution

Update! Check out some examples on the RES Literacy page of the Digital Storytelling Project Maria has been doing with her students. Great Stuff!