Darlene Schottle

33576 Cherry Lane

Bigfork, MT 59911


Darlene has been involved in education for forty years.  Her undergraduate degree was completed at the University of British Columbia and both her Masters and Doctorate programs were from the University of Nevada, Reno.  Dr. Schottle has served as a teacher, principal and central office administrator in various positions including eleven years as the Superintendent of Schools in Kalispell. She is now an educational consultant and enjoys working with new administrators across the state through School Administrators of Montana.  She also provides educational support to Flathead Valley Community College in varying roles and coordinates national education training with Atlantic Research Partners, a consulting firm based out of Chicago.  In her spare time she just enjoys the opportunity to be in the beautiful Montana outdoors hiking, kayaking, and generally spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.  Her appointment to the Board of Public Education was made in 2015 and she is pleased to be able to serve in this capacity.