Phone: 208-350-4085 ext 1114
Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Idaho State, 1975. MA- Webster University. 1992 MBA- Webster University, 1993. BA- Boise State, 2000.
Mr. John Pattis
As a member of an Army family, my home was my grandfather's in Pocatello. That is where we spent most of our summers. It was only logical that after finishing high school, I attended Idaho State University graduating in 1975 with a degree in Business, and a commission in the US Army. Twenty-three years of great times followed, with assignments in Europe, Alaska, the US, and a participation in Operation Desert Storm. Retiring in 1997, I knew I wanted to continue to work with fine young people. Eventually ending up at BSU in the College of Education. I graduated (for the 4th time) in 2000, and started teaching fifth grade, and middle school. In 2006 I came to Eagle Hills, where I have been ever since. Along the way I married, raised a family, and now get to see my kids have kids.
I am a life-long learner and want my students to be empowered to become the same. Our classroom is one of give and take, share and grow. Fifth graders are almost ready to undertake the challenges of middle school. My task is to transition from learning how to read to reading in order to learn. I do this by providing them an opportunity to engage in a rich dialogue full of expectations.
I am excited to invite students to our after school Idaho Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (ISTEM) camps. Here grades K-5 study rocketry, robotics, and things that go boom. Watch for postings in the school newsletter.