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Joan April Felts Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Felts has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the education industry

Joan April Felts has earned a number of awards, including the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award through the Tulsa Council in 1985.

    MUSKOGEE, OK, December 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joan April Felts with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Felts celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After accruing more than 31 years of practiced educational experience, Ms. Felts retired from her role as a teacher with Hilldale Elementary School, where she started in 1979. Early in her career, she began teaching with Ruby Ray Swift Elementary School, remaining there for two years. Between her teaching positions, she worked as co-owner of the Felts Family Shoe Store as well. In a career filled with highlights, the one that stands out is having former students recognize her and thank her for what she did for them.

An expert in her field, Ms. Felts holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Northeastern State University. In order to remain aware of changes in the field, she has maintained affiliation with the Northeastern State University Alumni Association since 1976, where she served as president-elect from 1990 to 1991 and president from 1991 to 1993. Additionally, she lent her time to the Boy Scouts of America and St. Paul's Methodist Church in Muskogee where she was voted Mother of the Year in 1978.

Due to her industry excellence, Ms. Felts has earned a number of awards, including the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award through the Tulsa Council in 1985. She was also named Teacher of the Year in 1988 at Hilldale Public Schools. Since the early 1990s, she has also been featured in such professional publications as Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who of American Women. Looking ahead, Ms. Felts intends to continue enjoying her retirement.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Joan April Felts has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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