MILBRIDGE, Maine — When Ruth Moore was a teenage Navy sailor a quarter-century ago, she was raped twice by her immediate supervisor while stationed at a base on the Azores.

Though she was incorrectly diagnosed with a mental health disorder and discharged from the Navy, Moore never gave up on fighting for justice. She worked for 20 years to receive veterans benefits. She also gave her name to the Ruth Moore Act, a bill aimed at making it easier for veterans who survive military sexual assault to get benefits. The U.S. House passed the bill last June.

And Moore is continuing to fight for what’s fair, according to her attorney, Cynthia Dill of Portland. This week, Moore settled a five-year-old civil rights claim against a Vermont school district that began, Dill said, when the Milbridge woman was working as a special education teacher in the community of Danville.

“Moore’s lawsuit alleged she was discriminated against, harassed and retaliated against on the basis of her disability,” Dill wrote this week. “Moore has post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from sexual assaults committed against her by a supervisor in the U.S. Navy.”

According to the civil complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court District of Vermont in 2011, Moore had requested special accommodations from the school district because of her disability, including being allowed to communicate more by email and to have her attorney or husband be allowed to assist her in a meeting regarding her employment situation.

Those accommodation requests and others were denied, according to the lawsuit, which also alleged instances of physical harassment and of her special education aides undermining Moore’s role and authority as teacher.

In the lawsuit, Moore sought $2.6 million in damages, as well as attorney’s fees and costs. According to the settlement agreement, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union and Danville School will pay their former employee $39,000, and each side will pay its own costs and attorney’s fees.

Dill said that the more significant victory for her client is “having her reputation restored in whole,” as well as the Danville School Board’s agreement to provide training to its staff in the next school year on the subject of identifying people with “hidden disabilities” and how to accommodate those disabilities. According to the settlement, the content of the training will be “within the discretion of the Danville School.”

Efforts Wednesday to speak to a representative of the Caledonia Central Supervisory Union were unsuccessful.

“There are some great people in Danville who want to do the right thing,” Moore said in a statement. “I hope this training helps them.”