Olivia Ann Ferrante

Olivia Ferrante

Olivia Ann Ferrante

Consultant & Retired Teacher for the Visually Impaired

Ms. Ferrante is a consultant and teacher who has dedicated more than five decades to education and advocacy for blind and visually impaired people. Ms. Ferrante’s vision was impaired by the lifesaving medical treatments she received as a premature baby, and her experiences living with a disability inspired her to work on behalf of others with similar challenges. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Regis College and a Master of Education from Boston College, has completed additional postgraduate coursework at Middlebury College and Lesley University, and is a credentialed teacher for the blind and history teacher. Ms. Ferrante was chair of the National Braille Press’ Braille department from 1971 until 1974, when she transitioned to working as a traveling special needs teacher, working with visually impaired students at more than 50 high schools over the next 18 years. She remains a consultant to the Revere PTA, the Steven J. Rich Scholarship Committee, and has advocated for public improvements including audio pedestrian signals and accessible movie theaters throughout Massachusetts. Ms. Ferrante continues her work as a member of numerous Catholic charities and community policy organizations benefiting persons with disabilities and animals, including the Braille Institute of America and Animal Umbrella.

Marquis Homepage

A personal Marquis homepage collects all of Ms. Ferrante’s accomplishments and awards.

Top Professionals

Ms. Ferrante was selected as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator.

Marquis Milestones

A Marquis Milestones timeline celebrates the highlights of Ms. Ferrante’s professsional journey.

Marquis Radio

Ms. Ferrante discusses her career and inspirations in a Marquis Radio interview.

Marquis Newsletters

Ms. Ferrante provides professional updates in two editions of the Marquis newsletter.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Ms. Ferrante was profiled in the second edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Times Square Feature

A national press release celebrates Ms. Ferrante’s appearance in Times Square as a distinguished Marquis listee.

Wall Street Journal

A Wall Street Journal feature highlights Ms. Ferrante as a Marquis honoree.

Olivia Ferrante

Marquis Humanitarian Award

In recognition of her dedication to education, Ms. Ferrante was selected for the Marquis Humanitarian Award.

Forbes Magazine

A feature in Forbes Magazine profiles Ms. Ferrante as a distinguished Marquis listee.

Olivia Ferrante

American Way Magazine

Ms. Ferrante appears in an issue of American Way magazine as a celebrated Marquis biographee.



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