Congratulations Mrs. Annette C. Oliva
Erath Middle, Vermilion Parish and
Region IV Middle School Teacher of the year

I chose to teach because

I wanted to help children. There's nothing more rewarding as a teacher than seeing a "light" go on when a child finally understands what you're teaching, or another child getting so excited about a lesson that he/she carries it on at home.

Professional Career
Graduated Vermilion Catholic High, 1977; Graduated USL, 1980, BA; MA in Education of the Gifted with a minor in Computer Literacy, UL, Fall 2000; Completed 6 hours of post-graduate studies at LSU, Summer 2004-Spring, 2005;  26 1/2 years teaching experience; 1/2 year at E. Broussard Elementary, 22 years at Dozier Elementary, and 4 years at Erath Middle

Spalding, Project Read, Everyday Math; Math Their Way, Framing Your Thoughts; Pupil Progression Plan; Science Curriculum Team Region IV; Textbook Adoption Committee; Past United Way Coordinator for Dozier; Work with high school and college students in job shadowing programs and field experience; Supervising teacher of Student Interns; Facilitator at parish inservices ; Dozier WebMaster 1999-2003; Thinking Maps; OWLLS I and OWLLS II; Attended National Technology Convention &  National Reading Convention;  Attended and presented at Regional Technology Convention; Served on SACS committee; Member of National Council of Teachers of English; Member of NEA/LAE/VAE; Member of CTELL; National Advisory Board; Past member of the Vermilion Arts Council; Past member of the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce; Past member of the Acadiana Reading Council and Louisiana Reading Council 


Dozier Teacher of the Year, 1998-99;
Catholic Daughter of the Year, 1999

Special Service Award, 2001
Den Leader of the Year (Scouting), 2004

2007-08 EMS Teacher of the Year; 2007-08 Vermilion Parish Teacher of the Year;
2007-2008 Region IV Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Annette Oliva's Web Site!



Married to Glenn Oliva; Children: Joshua, Meghan, Tyler, Matthew; son-in-law Jerry; Grandchildren: Cailyn.

Enjoys spending time with granddaughter and doing word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and reading (John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, Mitch Album and Nicholas Sparks)


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