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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 Oct 1, 2015 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, School is off and running. We have completed the first month of school and things are going well. Other than one week, the temperatures have been conducive to quality learning. The State Assessment Test for grades 3-8 and 11 in math and reading will be taken in the spring of 2016. This test is used in determining a school districts Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Information regarding the school districts AYP is included in this packet . Please take a moment to read through this information. Grades 4,8, and 11 are required to...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, It is hard to believe the 2015-2016 school year is about to begin. It has been a very busy summer around 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 majority of the painting was done in school colors. The areas painted include some classrooms, hallways, library, and staff bathrooms. The high school library started replacing their furniture last year. The final pieces of furniture were installed this summer. A lot of painting was also...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, The 2014-2015 school year is coming to an end. I am not sure where the year went. Each school year seems to go quick. My hope would be the summer doesn’t fly by like the school year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the opportunity to work with your children. I appreciate your support this past year and continued support in the years to come. On March 31st, school was not in session. There was a water leak in the ceiling. To fix the pipe in the ceiling, an access hole needed to be created. The...

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