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Diane Rewerts: Education Star

October 20, 2017

The University of Montana Western in partnership with Stockman Bank hosted the Night of Stars ceremony where alumni are recognized for their contributions in the field of education.


Diane Rewerts was inducted into the University of Montana Western’s Education Hall of Fame this year after over three decades spent as an educator.

She graduated from Montana Western in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and in 2015, she received her master’s in educational leadership from the University of Montana.

Rewerts began her career in 1979 teaching second grade in Noxon, Mont. In 1981, she moved to Libby, Mont. and spent the next 32 years teaching at elementary schools while serving in several leadership positions within the community.

She was also a candidate for the Montana Elementary Science Teacher of the Year and National Science Foundation Better Elementary Science Teacher award.

In 2013, Rewerts became the principal at W.F. Morrison Elementary School in Troy, Mont.

She is married to Rik Rewerts who graduated from what was then called Western Montana College in 1979. Together, they have two children, Shelly Stanton and Nik Rewerts, who followed in his parents’ footsteps and received his degree from the University of Montana Western in 2006.

Each year, educators like Diane Rewerts are inducted into the Montana Western Education Hall of Fame thanks to the partnership between the University of Montana Western and Stockman Bank.

Do you know an outstanding educator from the University of Montana Western?  If so, we want to hear from you! We are currently soliciting nominations for the 2019 Education Hall of Fame Awards. Contact Vanessa Graham at 406-683-7303 to get more information.