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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.

Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, I want to again remind parents to encourage your students to dress appropriately for the weather, you never can determine when a bus or vehicle will break down.  Bus delays become something that we need to deal with come winter so please be patient if your bus arrives a little late during pick up and drop off time this winter.  Hopefully everything runs smooth and stays on time, but we all know what winter can bring to our great state!  If you know that your child will not be riding the bus in the morning we ask that you let...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, This fall has been a very busy one, we have many items in the works some of which I will touch on here. By now I hope that all of you have had the opportunity to look at what is being presented for replacing Central School.  If you have not, go to the District website at  Here you will find a couple schematics of what the proposed addition will look like as well as important upcoming dates but most importantly what is will cost.  The District has developed a tax calculator...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Administration, Central School, High School, Middle School, Notes from the Superintendent, School Board | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, With the school year in full swing, take some time to login to your Parent PowerSchool Account; you can review just about every aspect of your child’s education all in one place (attendance, grades, accounts, etc.).  There is a link to PowerSchool on the school website,  If you can’t remember your login or don’t have one stop by the office or call and we will get you connected. On September 7, 2018, First District Health Unit from Minot conducted a School Inspection; they...

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