School Liaison Program Manager

The Department of the Air Force School Liaison Program Managers (SLPM) are committed to outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military-connected students in grades K through 12th. The goal of the DAF School Liaison Program is to deliver unparalleled educational advocacy, outreach, and partnerships for military-connected students and families as they face global educational challenges and transitions.

The SLPM serves as the primary link between schools, leadership, and military families pertaining to K-12 educational issues. The job of the SL involves informing and linking military families to the resources and information needed to maximize the educational opportunities to ensure academic success for all military children. Some educational topics in which the SLPM can offer specific supports include: school enrollment, transfer of school records, course placement, graduation requirements, extracurricular involvement, special education, deployment support, scholarships, school transitions, youth sponsorship, and more. Military members and their families, public and private school personnel, home-schooled students and providers, and anyone else who has an interest in military child education are encouraged to explore this site and connect with the Minot AFB School Liaison.

For additional information, please contact the School Liaison Program Manager, Joy-Nicole Smith at 701-240-2380 or DSN 723-1447.  Her office is located at 164 Summit Drive, Minot AFB, ND 58704. You can also email her at or find her on Facebook, @minotslo.

Contact the SLPM

School Liaison Program Manager: Joy-Nicole Smith

Hours: 0730-1630

Office Number: 701-723-1447
DSN: 453-1447

Duty Cell: 701-240-2380


Her office is located at Building 164 Summit Drive Minot AFB, North Dakota.


For the full list of on and off base preschools and more information related to each option, view this document.


  • Minot Head Start
  • Family Child Care


  • Glenburn Preschool
  • Little River Preschool
  • Little Lions Preschool
  • Acorn Hollow Early Learning
  • Escuela Preschool
  • Minot Family YMCA
  • Our Redeemer's Preschool
  • Jefferson Early Childhood Center
  • Children's Garden Preschool
  • Bountiful Preschool

For additional support in finding preschool options, either contact the School Liaison Officer or the MAFB Community Childcare Coordinator.

*This list is not inclusive of all off-base offerings as options may vary
**No federal endorsement intended**

Contact the slo

School Liaison Specialist: Joy-Nicole Smith

Hours: 0730-1630

Office Number: 701-723-1447
DSN: 453-1447

Alternate Number: 701-723-2838
DSN: 453-2838

Duty Cell: 701-240-2380


Her office is located at the David C. Jones Youth Center at 17 Peacekeeper Place, Minot AFB, ND 58705.