Olivia Ann Ferrante

Olivia Ann Ferrante

Olivia Ann FerranteOccupation: Consultant, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (Retired)
Born: Revere, Massachusetts, November 9, 1948

Education:
Postgraduate Coursework, Lesley College (1982)
Postgraduate Coursework, Boston College (1977-1981)
Postgraduate Coursework, Middlebury College (1974)
MEd, Boston College (1971); BA, Regis College (1970)

Certifications:
Certified History Teacher; Certified Teacher of the Blind

Career:
Retired (1992)
Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Special Needs Department, Revere High School (1974-1992)
Chairman, Braille Department, National Braille Press, Boston, MA (1971-1974)

Career Related:
Steven J. Rich Scholarship Committee (1993-Present); Consultant, Revere PTA (1984-Present)

Civic:
Publicist, Animal Umbrella Cat Shelter (2003-Present); Publicist, Catholic Daughters, SHARE (1995-Present); Lecturer, Revere Commission on Disabilities (1995-Present); Mentor, Braille Library (now Braille Institute of America) (1995-Present); Sponsor, Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults (1995-Present); Member, Mobility Advisory Board, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (1994-Present); Member, Historic Massachusetts (1994-Present); Member, The Catholic League (1994-Present); Friend, Paul Revere House (1994-Present); Member, Peregrine Fund (1994-Present); Member, Center for Marine Preservation (1994-Present); Friend, Wang Center (1993-Present); Friend, Boston Public Garden and Common (1993-Present); Teacher, Braille, Revere Committee for Handicapped Affairs (1993-Present); Teacher, Literacy Program, Revere Committee for Handicapped Affairs (1993-Present); Mentor, Vision Foundation (1993-Present); Active Member, Arts Council Coop (1992-Present); Friend, Boston Pops (1992-Present); Access Monitor, Massachusetts Organization on Disability (1988-Present); Member, Advisory Board, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (1988-Present); Volunteer, Morgan Memorial, Boston, MA (1983-Present); Adult Choir, Immaculate Conception Church (1966-Present); Parish Council, Third Order of Mary (2010-2013); Treasurer, Third Order of Mary (2010); Cantor, Revere Commission on Disabilities (1997); Publicist, Next Door Theater Group (1996); Member, Access Task Force, Revere Public Library (1996); Publicist, A Woman’s Concern Inc. (1996); Member, Revere First Committee (1993); Mentor, National Braille Literacy Project (1992); Member, Friends of the Sick Children’s Trust (1992); Volunteer, Birthright International (1992); Volunteer, Pro-Life Office (1992); Member, Adult Music Ministry (1989); Governing Board on Independent Living, Massachusetts Organization on Disability (1989); Advisory Board, Radio Reading Service for the Blind (1989); Publicist, Revere Commission on Disabilities (1985-2017); Member, Revere Committee for Handicapped Affairs (1985-2016); Partnership Committee, International Year of Disabled Persons (1980-1981); Publicist, Revere Music Makers (1977-1979); Soloist, Revere Music Makers (1977-1979); Member, Chorus Pro Musica (1974-1976); Everett Chorus (1974-1876)

Creative Works:
Contributor, Articles, Professional Journals

Memberships:
Vice President, Revere Society for Cultural and Historical Preservation (1998-Present); Publicist, Revere Society for Cultural and Historical Preservation (1998-Present); Chairman, Grants Committee, Revere Society for Cultural and Historical Preservation (2000, 1998); Committee, Revere Society for Cultural and Historical Preservation (1998); Society of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (now St. Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Community, Inc.) (1997); National Education Association; International Society for Endangered Cats; Massachusetts Teachers Association; Revere Teachers Association; National Space Society; National Catholic Association for Persons with Visual Impairment; Publicist, Catholic Daughters of the Americas; Friends of Revere Public Library; Friends of Libraries for the Blind; Friends of BSO; National Writers Union; Amnesty International; Society of Creative Anachronism, Inc.; Women Affirming Life; Michael Crawford International Fan Association; Chelsea Historical Society, Inc; MAHS; Brian Boitano Fan Club; Barry Manilow Fan Club; Michael Feinstein Fan Club; The Peregrine Fund; Paul Revere Memorial Association; Greater Lynn Arts and Crafts Society; Friends of the Longfellow House; Friends of the Old South Meeting House; Father Vincent Capodanno Guild

Religion:
Roman Catholic

Family:
Daughter of Guy Ferrante; Mary Carmella (Prizio) Ferrante

Hobbies:
Travel; Music; Swimming; Ice skating; Knitting for Charity (Veterans and Sick Babies); Crafts

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2004-2005, 6th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in American Education – 1994-1995, 4th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in the East – 1999-2000, 27th Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2010-2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2008-2009, 27th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2007, 26th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2006-2007, 25th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2004-2005, 24th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2002-2003, 23rd Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2001-2002, 22nd Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1999-2000, 21st Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1997-1998, 20th Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1995-1996, 19th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1993-1994, 18th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1991-1992, 17th Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1989-1990, 16th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1993-1994, 4th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1991-1992, 3rd Edition (pub. 1991)

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