Diane Ballweg






Education History:

1971 – Graduate of Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, Madison, Wi.

1975 – B.S. Degree from Edgewood College in Special Education, minor in math

1985 – B.A. Degree from U.W. Madison in Music Education

2007 – M.A. Degree from Edgewood College in Education Administration

2013 – Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.

Member of the Harvard 2021 ALI Cohort Advanced Leadership Initiative, now in its 14th year.   With 1,000 applicants from around the world, only 50 are selected each year to dive into deep discussions about critical needs, world issues, global warming, mental and physical health efforts, racial and gender equity, economic and government ethics and leadership and so much more!  Diane Ballweg was in a cohort with people from 13 other countries and 11 different states, and the year was one of unique opportunity and growth!

State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors.  My term starts in July 2022

Aviation History:

1995 – Earned Private Pilot License at Morey Airport in Middleton, WI.

1997 – Earned Instrument Rating at Middleton, Wi.

2000 – Earned Complex and High Performance Aircraft Rating, Madison, Wi.

2006 – Earned Advanced Ground School Instructor License, Madison, Wi.


Employment History:

1975-78 – Special Ed teacher at Oregon Middle School

1978-79 – K-8 Music and 7-8 teacher at St. Mary of the Lake School, Waunakee, Wi.

1980-2000- Owner and teacher at The Perfect Octave Music Studio, pre-K to adult

1985-86 – Music teacher at Midvale Elementary School, Madison

1992-95 – Music teacher at Little Red Preschool for Middleton and Cross Plains

2000-present – Founder & Instructor of Aviation Program at Edgewood High School grades 11-12


Civic and Professional Commitments: (present commitments only)

Madison Symphony Orchestra Advisory Board

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Advisory Board

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Foundation Board

U.W. School of Music Board of Visitors

The National Arts Board from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Edgewood College Advisory Board 

Women Moving Millions National Association Member

IWF – International Women’s Foundation

Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Board and Public Policy Committee

Women in Aviation International Scholarship Team

U.W.-Madison Family Business Center

EAA Young Eagle Flight Leader

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation President and Company Board Member


Hobbies and Interests:

Traveling and Biking – have been to all 7 continents and swum in all 4 oceans

Music and Flying       Reading and Writing     Cooking and Entertaining