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Dr. Dyan Underhill: President
Dr. Dyan Whitlow Underhill is serving her second term on the Minot Air Force Base School Board. As a military wife she moved to Minot Air Force Base in 2013. She currently works for Pearson Education in Sales Operations, and has been with the company for over six years. Additionally, she is the founder of the Wise Owls Science Club, an extracurricular program for local children ages 3-14 years old. Dr. Underhill has a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Denver, a Masters Degree in Education Leadership from George Washington University, and a Masters Degree in Health Administration and Policy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has taught a variety of courses in facilities throughout P-20. Dr. Underhill is an expert in postsecondary school violence prevention with a strong history of qualitative research in school violence prevention, online learning, and best practices for course development. She also has become a regional speaker in early childhood development, early science education, and science in the preschool classroom. She is an avid runner. Dr. Underhill and her husband, Derek, have two children, both attending school in the Minot Public School district.
Andrew Flora: Vice-President
Andrew Flora: Vice-President
Andrew Flora is serving his first term as Vice-President of the Minot AFB School Board. He and his wife have four children in the Minot school system, and have been stationed in Minot since Nov 2015. He is currently the First Sergeant for the 5th Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, ND. Andrew's responsibilities include communicating with base and unit leadership, supervisors and members to ensure discipline is equitably maintained and morale, welfare, and health needs for the enlisted force are met. He serves as the commander's advisor on personnel programs, career progression, family needs, financial matters, family and unaccompanied housing details, Professional Military Education, recognition programs and any additional needs required by the commander.Andrew joined the Air Force in March 1998. He began his career in the Air Force as a Communication Signals Intelligence Production Specialist and later cross-trained to serve as an Aerospace Physiology Technician. Andrew earned his Bachelor's Degree in Leadership and Management from Wayland Baptist University in 2007.
Heather Thomas: Member
Heather M Thomas was elected appointed as a school board member in September 2016. As an active duty member she has been stationed at 6 different air force bases and deployed once. While stationed at Offutt AFB she was part of the parent council for the base Child Develop Center. Though she has an associate's degree in both criminal justice and Diagnostic imaging. She is currently following her passion, and pursuing a dual bachelor degree of science in elementary education and special education; with a minor in English as a second language, and an emphasis in Native American history. Heather and her husband Andy P Thomas have two children that both attend school in Minot school district. ,