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School Board Information
Minot Air Force Base has five school board members who are appointed to three-year terms.

In this part of our web site, you can view our district budget, look at meeting materials and past meetings, and search for specific board policies.

All meetings are open to the public and are subject to North Dakota law. A majority of the Board (3) constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Agendas are available at each meeting for visitors and for the news media.

More information about the boards, agendas, and minutes can be found on MPS School Board page or MAFB School Board pages.

MAFB Members

11 days ago

Heather Thomas: President

Heather Thomas was appointed as a school board member in September 2016. Heather is active-duty and 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,  with an emphasis in Native American history. Heather and her husband Andy P Thomas have two children that both attend school in the Minot school district. ,

Phone:  721-0755

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Brittany Fowler:  Vice-President

Brittany was appointed as a school board member in May of 2017.

Born and raised in Texas, Brittany enlisted in the United States Air Force right out of high school. After serving 8 years active duty, Brittany transitioned to continue serving the Air Force as a civilian in 2016. She has received her Administrative Assistant certification from Auburn University and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement from Park University.

Brittany and her husband, Dustin, have two children that attend MPS. You will frequently find her with her family, enjoying the outdoors and volunteering within various groups on base as well as in the local community. 

Phone:  832-431-6829

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Kristyn Kuehn: Member

Kristyn Kuehn was appointed to the MAFB School Board in July of 2018.


Kristyn was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, as well as a master's degree in project management from Bellevue University.  She worked for over six years in the financial banking industry before making her move to Minot.  Prior to moving, she was also enrolled in Culinary School to fulfill her passion for cooking.


Kristyn and her husband, Cory, have one child.  She enjoys baking, gardening, taking walks with her 8 year-old Beagle, and exploring new sites.  Although Kristyn does not have any children in the Minot school system, she is excited to learn and use her business background to support the parents, students, and faculty of Minot and Minot Air Force Base.

Phone: 402-960-6754

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Christen Abner: Member 

Christen Abner was appointed as a school board member in July 2018. As an active duty member, she has served proudly for over 10 years and has been stationed at three different duty locations. She is currently working on her B.A in Human Relations from Park University. She discovered her love for educating during her stint as an Airman Leadership School instructor and is excited to continue her passion for education in the Minot AFB education system.

Christen and her husband, Thomas are originally from Dayton, Ohio but look forward to developing ties here in Minot. They have two children, one of which attends Magic City Campus High School in Minot and the other is currently at the University of Arizona.

Phone:  850-485-6897

Dr. Tracey Mays: Member

Dr. Mays was appointed to the MAFB School Board in October of 2017.

Dr. Mays was born in Texas and raised in Florida. She has been a military dependent nearly her entire life, first as a child of a service member and now as a spouse of a service member. Dr. Mays also worked as a civilian for the DFAS, the Army, and the Air Force. So the military is near and dear to her heart. She has advocated with the halls of Congress for military dependent causes and will continue to advocate for them as a member of the Minot AFB School Board.

Dr. Mays is an educator and a life long learner. She has a passion for education and feels strongly about the benefits of educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. She has taken an active role in education programs in the various communities she has lived in. She has volunteered in numerous schools and serves in many capacities to support the students, teachers, and administrators.

Dr. Mays is married and has one child. She enjoys reading, traveling and volunteering. She also absolutely loves sports (all kinds). You will see her and her family around the community taking in a game of some sort.  

Phone:  386-679-7092

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School Board Meetings
All 2018-19 Regular School Board Meetings of the Minot Air Force Base School District #160 will be held at 5:00 PM on the second Tuesday of the month at the Memorial Middle School. The dates of those meetings, with exceptions as noted, are as follows:

August - No Meeting
September 11, 2018 - Postponed
September 20, 2018
October 16, 2018 - Cancelled
November 13, 2018
December - No Meeting
January 15, 2019
February 19, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 10, 2019 - No Meeting
May 14, 2019
June - No Meeting
July 23, 2019 - Annual Meeting