- Cost - $8,359,000
- Occupancy - July 2004
- Site - 15 acres
- Design - approximately 114,000 square feet
- Capacity - approximately 900
- Funded by the school tax referendum
- Architect - SchenkelShultz
Joan Walker was a 23-year employee of Seminole County Public Schools. She began her career as an instructional assistant at Sabal Point Elementary and retired in 1996 as Clerk to the Board, having served in this capacity from 1981 to 1996. During her tenure as Clerk, she was known for having grace under pressure. A native of Michigan, Joan graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Business Education. She was a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 4. All of her children attended Seminole County Public Schools. Joan enjoyed singing and performing. She started with a 4 part harmony group in high school and even sang for the Pope in Rome as part of the Annunciation Church's choir. A resident of Lake Mary, Joan and her family annually prepared a Thanksgiving dinner for community members who would have had to spend the holiday alone. Joan's hobbies included nature, camping, travel, and most of all, family.