Issue Date: 2/5/2014
News from the Montana Quality Education Coalition
HELENA — On Monday, the Montana Quality Education Coalition Board selected Dianne Burke as the new executive director to lead the board and the membership through the 2015 legislative session. “The Board had a tough choice among some great candidates,” Andy Holmlund, chair of the MQEC Board said. “The combination of Dianne’s strong background in technology, her knowledge of the issues and challenges ahead for K-12 public education in Montana, her many years of advocacy through her role as an elected school board trustee, director and past president of the Montana School Boards Association and her demonstrated commitment to ensuring the provision of a quality education for each child educated in every one of Montana’s public schools brought the MQEC Board to a consensus regarding her selection.”
Burke has been involved in advocacy for K-12 public education for many years, has a great background in the legislative process, and has tremendous organizational skills that will serve MQEC well, according to Holmlund.
Burke currently serves on the Frenchtown School Board and has served on the MQEC Board since 2004. She is the Immediate Past-President of the Montana School Boards Association, having served as President in 2012-2013 during the 2013 Legislative session. Burke plans to begin her service as executive director Feb. 3.