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Pat Brenden

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Position:  Superintendent


Phone:  701.228.2266

Education: Bachelors (1986) and Master’s (2007) Degrees from North Dakota State University

About: I begin my teaching career at Dunseith Public School as a junior high science teacher, which led to me spending all 30 years of my education career in the Dunseith District in various capacities; JH Science Teacher, HS Life Sciences Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal and Superintendent. While in Dunseith I also coached cross country, volleyball and track for 15 years, in 1991-92 school year I was voted the Cross-Country Coach of the Year in Cross Country.

My wife Holly and I have two children.  Jon lives in Burlington, Steph is currently a student at NDSU, both are graduates of Bottineau Public School.

My family raises and sells horses as a side business which helps me feel somewhat connected to the farm life I grew up in. My first-priority in life is my family, I also avidly pursue my passion for hunting. I take an annual bear hunt each year with friends in Minnesota, and the rest of the fall is taken up hunting anything that time allows. I enjoy my role as a superintendent but it does make you feel somewhat disconnected from the students, so I try not to be the person who sits behind the desk all day. I always enjoy working with students and seeing how they grew into young adults. I look forward to getting to know the dynamics of the students and staff that make up the Bottineau Public School District.

Construction Update 12/10/19

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Administration, Central School, High School, Middle School, Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Attached you will find an update on the construction project from Superintendent Pat Brenden.   Construction Update

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Professional Development Day 1/20/20

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Parents, Bottineau Public School has been provided an opportunity to have our staff (teachers, para’s and administration) participate in a professional development (PD) day in Rugby on January 20, 2020. The day will consist of a keynote speaker in the morning and break-out sessions throughout the rest of the day. This is an opportunity that I feel we must take advantage of; the keynote speaker (Brian Mendler) alone is worth their time to see, listen and interact with. For us to attend this PD day, we will not be able to have students in...

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Important Updates for the 2019-20 School Year

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

With the start of school fast approaching there are a few house-keeping items that I would like to inform parents about to have less confusion during the first weeks of school. First, Parent Dropoff/Pickup: Central School will have no changes so if you have a child or children there just continue to do what has been done in the past. Middle School/High School: Middle School (grades 3-6) students should be dropped off and picked up at Door #4, this is on the north side of the building on 2nd Street. Junior High/High School students should be...

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