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Brandon Petersen


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North Platte High School | Business

My name is Brandon Petersen.  I was born in Laramie Wyoming and graduated from high school in Douglas Wyoming (Home of the Jackalope).  I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College where I majored in Secondary Biology Education.  I continued my education with Chadron State College by earning my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and Design.  I also earned a subject endorsement in Information Technology through Wayne State College.


I am married to Angie Petersen, who teaches science at Adams Middle School.  Our daughter Madalyn is a student in the North Platte Public Schools system who loves learning.  My family is very important to me and I enjoy spending time with them as much as possible.


I have been teaching for North Platte Public Schools since 2004 and couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.  I teach computer science and technology classes in the Business Department at North Platte High School.  These classes include Information Technology, Information Technology 2, Digital Media, Advanced Digital Media, Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design, and Programming.  Our mission in our department is to help students become problem solving, career-ready individuals who can make positive contributions to society.  In addition to teaching, I do our school’s newsletter and create content for the “Bulldog Vision” video board in the gym.  Teaching and working with kids is something I Iove doing and I have a passion for technology, so my job is the perfect combination of my interests and areas of skill.


In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching sports, making digital videos, creating graphic designs, taking photographs with my drone and really doing anything that allows me to be creative.  I try to learn as much as a possibly can each day to keep a growth mind-set and be a life-long learner.