ACE Adjunct Professor Dianne Burke new MTSBA President

Dianne Burke, Applied Computing & Electronics Adjunct Professor and Frenchtown School Board Trustee, will serve as President of the Association and Chair the 21-member Board of Directors of MTSBA. In an address to MTSBA’s school trustee members at MCEL, Burke talked about the passion she has developed for K-12 public education that she shares with fellow trustees across Montana. “MTSBA is an outstanding organization and we will be working collaboratively through this Legislative session to advocate for all of Montana’s students,” Burke said.

“Dianne (Burke) has been a strong leader and advocate for public education as a member of our Board for many years,” said Lance Melton, Executive Director of the Montana School Boards Association. “We look forward to her leadership over the next year as President, where she will be instrumental in advocating for the interests of every Montana child before the Montana legislature with a unified voice. Dianne will also take charge in advocating for Montana’s children at the federal level when the MTSBA Officers meet with our Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C., in January,” Melton said.

Dianne Burke has served on the Frenchtown School Board since 2004 and has held leadership positions since 2005. She was raised in Houston, Texas, and received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Rice University and a M.S. in Chemistry from University of Houston. She is currently working on a doctorate in Education Leadership at the University of Montana. A Frenchtown resident for over 20 years, Dianne owns a computer consulting business and is a faculty member at the University of Montana. Her 3 children are graduates of Frenchtown schools. In her spare time, Dianne enjoys woodworking, running, and playing the violin.