Dianne teaches the Career-to-Work Study classes at Hillcrest, Melbourne and Cedar Ridge high schools. She has been teaching students with disabilities for a year. She has a degree at Arkansas State University in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in social work, sociology, psychology and criminology. She worked for eight years in a mental-health outpatient facility, mostly with teens.
Dianne is a graduate of Batesville High school and is married to Roy Thomas. She is the mother of six and grandmother of 12.