Scholarship Foundation of John f. Kennedy High School

Jo Ann Tanioka


Jo Ann Tanioka’s recently joined the Board. She was born and raised in Orange County and attended Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove. Jo Ann earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Cal State Fullerton. 

Jo Ann has been married to her husband, Kevin, for almost 30 years, and is the proud parent of 3 JFK Scholarship Foundation recipients. Daughter, Kaycee received the Chris O’Neal Scholarship in 2008, son, Trenton received the Duke Dekovner Scholarship in 2011, and son, Ty received the Chris O’Neal Scholarship in 2015. 

Jo Ann hopes that her children developed their leadership and community involvement through her examples. She was involved as PTA President at Miller Elementary for three years, PTA President at Walker Junior High for two years, and was active in the sports booster programs at Kennedy High School and the AUHSD District Advisory Council. 

Jo Ann is also actively involved at the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim, and is employed as the Office Manager for Los Coyotes Elementary school in La Palma where she also serves on the School Site Council.