Dianna Hoover Klein
For Frederick County School Board at Large
As a military family, my husband and I returned to Frederick County to raise our two sons. I researched the school systems and found that many teachers were leaving for better opportunities. Our schools are over capacity, and we need a solution for our growing population. I believe in communication, trust, and collaboration, and I promise to bring those skills to the Frederick County School Board.
The Leadership Our School Needs Right Now
As a Captain for a Legacy U.S. Airline, I am a wife, mother, and veteran, born and raised in Frederick County and a graduate of Sherando High School. I live in Middletown with my husband, Mark, and our two sons. Flying airplanes has been my passion since childhood, and I pursued a career as an airline pilot for its flexibility in scheduling.
After graduating from Sherando in 2000, I attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to fulfill my dream of becoming an airline pilot. Later, I enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve and was commissioned as an officer flying the C-5 Galaxy. During my military service, I also began flying for United Airlines and held various management positions.
As the aviation industry can be cyclical, I diversified my skill set by earning a master’s degree in aviation safety and human factors and founded Shenandoah Aviation, LLC, specializing in aviation safety and business process consulting. I also earned an MBA at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.
Having achieved my dream career, I now dedicate my time to giving back. I chaired fundraising events and volunteered with the Junior League of Las Vegas, and was Chairwoman of the Membership Committee for the Las Vegas Chapter of Women in Aviation, International. I am also passionate about fighting the opioid epidemic and founded the Take Flight to Fight the Opioid Epidemic Initiative during my tenure as Mrs. Nevada in 2020. For my philanthropic and business endeavors, I was named one of Vegas Inc.’s 40 Under 40 in 2020 and honored as Nevada’s Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc. in 2022.