Dianne Burke has been involved in education since 1986. She began her career as an educator for a global computer manufacturer, traveling worldwide to train systems administrators for enterprise networks. In 2001 she joined the faculty of the University of Montana as an adjunct professor concentrating on computer networking and cybersecurity.
She was elected to the Frenchtown School Board in 2004 and held leadership positions for the majority of her 11 years of service. Dianne was appointed by the Montana Board of Public Education to the Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council, representing school board Trustees from 2011-2012. She served as a Director of the Montana School Boards Association from 2009-2014, holding the office of President during the 2013 Legislative Session. In February, 2014, Dianne became the Executive Director of Montana Quality Education Coalition.
Dianne graduated from Rice University with a B. A. in Biochemistry, from the University of Houston with an M. S. in Chemistry, and from the University of Montana with an M. Ed. She is currently completing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Montana.