New GHS V.P. Awaits School Board Approval
Glasgow Native Brenner Flaten Tentatively Named As Willie Thibault's Successor
The search for the next Glasgow High School Vice Principal and Activities Director may have found a resolution.
The Glasgow School Board extended the offer of the position to Brenner Flaten pending approval at the July 9 school board meeting.
“It’s an unbelievable opportunity,” Flaten said. “It’s a job that I feel is perfect for me in a lot of aspects.
Flaten, a Glasgow native, graduated from Glasgow High School in 2002. In his time as a Scottie, Flaten played football and wrestled for all four years.
Flaten is a two-time State champion in wrestling in his junior and senior year and earned All-American honors in wrestling his senior year as well.
His credentials on the football field were just as impressive as he earned an All-State award and went on to play football at Dickinson State under scholarship.
Flaten’s most important credentials come in the classroom. He acknowledged his desire to teach came about his sophomore year and never wavered.
While at Dickinson State, Flaten pursued a degree in K-12 physical education. He also received an endorsement in driver’s education from Black Hills State before attending South Dakota State University and earning a Masters in K-12 Administration Education.
“I enjoy working with kids,” said Flaten. “When you can be around them and be a positive influence, that’s what matters most.”
Flaten said that working in the field of education has been extremely rewarding and that he’s excited to have the opportunity to come home for the next chapter in his education career.
“At this point, you try to advance and do things you feel most comfortable with,” said Flaten. “I felt comfortable moving on to my administrative degree in hopes of getting a position [that Glasgow had open].”
Flaten’s last position spanned seven years as a physical education teacher in Wright, Wyoming for the Campbell County School District.