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Joan J. Tatum Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Tatum has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of education

    SARASOTA, FL, September 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joan J. Tatum with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Tatum 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.

An award-winning business and vocational teacher, Ms. Tatum taught at the Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, for 33 years beginning in 1969. Early in her career, she had the opportunity to develop and implement a special training program for high school juniors that allowed them to seek executive level skills before graduating. Ms. Tatum also served as the choreographer for the school's drama and music departments and was the business and vocational education department curriculum coordinator and the instructional technology facilitator between 1996 and 2002.

Outside of her full-time commitments at the high school, Ms. Tatum taught business and vocational education at the Sarasota County Technical Institute for 10 years, beginning in 1972. She was also an adjunct professor for St. Francis College of Joliet, Illinois, between 1988 and 1998 and National Louis University of Chicago between 1998 and 1999. Prior to her academic career, Ms. Tatum spent several years in various administrative roles, was a dance studio owner and instructor during the late 1950's and 1960's and co-owned and managed numerous commercial business properties for nearly four decades beginning in the mid-1970's.

Ms. Tatum was engaged with several educational organizations and committees over the years as well. She was a member of the state and district textbook evaluation teams for the Florida Department of Education and was a coordinator for the Riverview Senior Academy of Integrated Studies. Furthermore, Ms. Tatum served on the council for District School-Based Management in Sarasota and was the chair of School-Based Management for Riverview High School.

An alumna of University of Florida, Ms. Tatum received an Associate of Arts in 1954. Going on to continue her studies at the University of South Florida, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Master of Arts in 1971. A certified secondary and adult education teacher, she has also received certification as an educational technology teacher and an associate master teacher through the Florida Department of Education. Additionally, Ms. Tatum was a certified dance teacher through Dance Masters of America.

Affiliated with numerous industry-related organizations, Ms. Tatum notably served as the president of the Sarasota County Vocational Adult Association and as a secretary, president and board member of the Sarasota Retired Educators Association. She was a member of the National Business Education Association, the Florida Vocational Association and the Florida Business Technology Education Association. An inductee of Kappa Delta Phi and Delta Pi Epsilon, two collegiate education honor societies, Ms. Tatum was also inducted into Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honor organization for outstanding women educators. She has served as a chapter and district leader in many offices and is a past Florida State President. She was also a member if the International Teacher Education Board for six years from 2007 to 2013, serving as Chairman for the last two years. On a more local level, she was a member of the Sarasota Coastal Credit Union's supervisory committee between 1988 and 1998 and has been a board member, treasurer, secretary, vice president and president of the Woodbridge Estates Condominium Association since 2000, currently serving another term as president.

A Senate Education Scholar through Sarasota High and the Florida Legislature in 1951, Ms. Tatum later received an Honoris Causa from the Florida Alpha Delta Kappa in 1992. She was also named Teacher of the Year by Riverview High School for 1991 to 1992. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Tatum has been featured in the 49th through 53rd editions of Who's Who in America, the fourth through sixth editions of Who's Who in American Education and the 24th edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Tatum is the proud mother of four grown children, five young adult grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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

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