Renée Westlake received her BA in Music, ME in Curriculum and Instruction, and Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Montana State University in Bozeman. A lifetime educator in the Bozeman Public Schools music and fine arts department, Dr. Westlake has taught beginning band, elementary music, middle school world music, high school jazz band, high school flute choir, AP Music Theory, and was the Fine Arts Supervisor for the school district for 13 years until her retirement in 2015. Renée has been active in NAfME: The National Association for Music Education, and has been President of the Northwest Division of NAfME, State President of the Montana Music Educators Association, President of the Montana General Music Teachers Association, has served on the National Executive Board of NAfME, District Chair, and Montana State Evaluations Chair. Dr. Westlake is married to a grain farmer and has two grown daughters who are professional dancers, two sons-in-law, one granddaughter and one grandson.
MAC member since 2016: Term – 2022