AUGUSTA — Diana C. Oliver of Farmington received the Leadership Award for Franklin County at the Maine Education Association-Retired Convention on May 4.

Oliver taught briefly in North Jay and Augusta, then for 31 years for School Administrative District 9. 

As a mother of a daughter with developmental intellectual disabilities, she said she understood the needs of her special education students, and she joined the school board to make sure decision-makers understood those needs, too.  

Oliver served on the board for Life Enrichment Advancing People, an organization that honored her and her husband by naming one of their residential homes for the Olivers. 

Oliver volunteers for Special Olympics and founded and directed the Literacy Volunteers Story Camp. For 10 years, she read at a day care center and continues to volunteer in the library as well as to report on health care and protective services to the Franklin County Retired Educators. 

She has served the Farmington Emblem Club for 36 years, including as state president from 2010-11.

Diana Oliver

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