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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 Aug 16, 2016 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, I hope this letter finds everyone doing well. Hopefully you have enjoyed the summer and are ready for the 2016-2017 school year. It was another very busy summer at the school. Below I would like to highlight a few of the summer projects. 1. Painting: The staff did a lot of painting over the summer. The painting was done at Central, Middle, and the Jr./Sr. High School. The walls in the commons area were painted. A fresh coat of paint has brightened the building. 2. Gymnasium: The district completed the last two projects over...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, The 2015-2016 school year is coming to an end. I am not sure where the year went, but it has again gone by very quickly. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the opportunity to work with your children. I also appreciate your support this past year. I would like to remind everyone graduation this year will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 29th in the high school gymnasium. The 2016-2017 school year will begin on Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday, August 23rd with teacher inservice. The first day of school...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends during the Easter Holiday. With Easter season completed, the school year will soon be coming to an end. The months of April and May will be very busy. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be taking the State Assessment during the month of April. This test is required by the state. The results are used to determine a school districts Adequate Yearly Progress. I encourage parents to visit with their children about doing the very best on these tests. I thank you in advance for...

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