For her outstanding contributions as an elementary educator, Sister Mary Olivia Waldron is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Rosemary Waldron of Medford, Massachusetts.

My great-aunt Rose, (Sister Mary Olivia Waldron) was a twin who immigrated to Iowa from Ireland with her sister and several other siblings.

She became a public school teacher for over ten years and was a religious educator for over fifty years. She died at the age of 96 and three months, the second to oldest we know of in our family.

I never met her, but from people who did an from the letters I received from her, I gleaned her desire, her drive, and her determination to bring the best out to each student.

Sister Mary Olivia Waldron’s desire was to have each student work to his or her highest potential.