Mr. John Pattis

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.  In 2000  I  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, Drones  and things that go boom.  Watch for postings in the school newsletter.

When not teaching you might find me volunteering at the City Light shelter for Women and Children, walking, gardening, fishing, being a grandpa, or visiting family.  I am a pretty good cook, and like to watch college football, or old westerns. 
I am excited about the teaching, and hope my excitement shows in everything we do, every day.