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Pat Brenden


Position:  Superintendent

Email:  pat.brenden@k12.nd.us

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.

Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, It is hard to believe that the first quarter came and went, it also looks like winter is knocking on the door and of course another fall has passed where I procrastinated getting things done and am now getting caught up when everything is stiff and cold.  Someday maybe I will learn? I want to remind parents to encourage your students to dress appropriately for the weather, you never can determine when a bus or vehicle will break down.  With winter comes additional challenges for schools, especially in the transportation...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, It is hard to believe that the first quarter of school is already half over, time never seemed to go this fast when I was younger! Hopefully some of you have been in the school and looked at some of the changes that I talked about in the September Newsletter, if not, I encourage you to stop by. The District is in the process of renovating the current Building Trades building, keep an eye open as you drive by, I know that the upcoming changes will be greatly appreciated by our community. With the school year in full swing, take...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, Hopefully everyone has had a fun filled summer and everything is going well. With August comes the time of year for schools to be starting throughout North Dakota and hopefully everyone is ready for the new year to begin. As usual the schools are busy all summer getting renovation, remodeling and basic cleaning needs completed so that the school is ready when our students return. Our custodians have been hard at work and have the school ready and looking great for the return of our students. When you come into the school look...

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