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Centennial Park School

A place to belong. A way to achieve. - Centennial School District

Brent Patterson

I am a second year teacher and I absolutely love the fact that CPS has become my new career location.  I feel that the relationships that I am able to make here will help in my endeavors to educate both myself and students in my classroom.  The people are what make CPS a special place and I am lucky to count myself as one of them.


I spent the first part of my working experience in the restaurant business as a cook, sous chef, and butcher.  I decided make a change and pursue another passion of mine which happened to be teaching others what I know.  I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and then went on to get a Masters in Education from there as well.   I am now a Culinary Arts Teacher during the day school session and a Social Studies teacher in the evening program.


Most, if not all of my drive and motivation stems from my wife and my two daughters and when I am not teaching I spend all of my time with them traveling and playing with them.  I enjoy fishing, golfing, snowboarding, waterskiing, and touring wineries and breweries.
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