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Pat Brenden

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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 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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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, The 2016-2017 school year is quickly coming to an end. I am not sure where the year went. Each year seems to go by a little faster. I guess this is a sign of age. I would like to remind everyone graduation is scheduled to be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 28th in the high school gymnasium. The 2017-2018 school year will begin on Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24th with Teacher Inservice. The first day of school will be Monday, August 28th. The 2017-2018 school calendar can be found on the school website. Click on the...

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