Joan J. Tatum

Title: Adult and Secondary Educator (Retired)
Company: Sarasota County Technical Institute
Location: Sarasota, FL United States


  • International Society of Business Educators(ISBE)
  • National Business Education Association
  • American Vocational Association
  • Southern Business Education Association
  • Florida Business Education Association
  • Florida Vocational Association
  • Sarasota County Vocational Adult Association (president, 1989-1990)
  • Florida Association for Computers in Education
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • International Order of the Rainbow (advisory board member)
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • Alpha Delta Kappa (chapter treasurer 1982-1986) (chapter president 1986-1988) (chairman state ad hoc committee 1989-1990) (chairman state candidate qualifications committee, 1994-1996) (chairman state budget committee, 1996-1998) (district treasurer, 1987-1992) (district chairman, 1992-1994) (state recording secretary, 1998-2000) (state President elect, 2000-2002) (state president, 2002-2004)
  • Sarasota Retired Educators’ Association (secretary, president, board member, 2005)
  • Sarasota Coastal Credit Union (supervisory committee, 1985-1998)
  • Woodbridge Estates Condominium Association (board member, treasurer, secretary, vice-president, president) (2000)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2005,1994-1997)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1999)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and the Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1996)
  • Recipient, Honoris Causa Award, Florida Alpha Delta Kappa (1992)
  • Recipient, Teacher of Year Award, Riverview High School (1991-1992)
  • Senate Education scholar Sarasota High School, FL (legislator, 1951)
  • Recipient, Masonic youth Grand Cross of Color, International Order of the Rainbow (1949)

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