Tanner Patterson

Tanner Patterson
Tanner Patterson


I am Mr. Patterson and I teach in the science department here at KHS. I love science, especially biological sciences. Even though I consider myself a huge nerd, I love things other than biology. My wife and I were married in 2016 and we have two children. As a family, we enjoy being outdoors (walking, hiking, camping, fishing) and watching movies. I love living an active lifestyle and you can often find me running, working out, playing disc golf, or pretty much any other physical activity.

I studied at Brigham Young University-Idaho where I received a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. After completing my undergraduate studies, I wandered from job to job trying to figure out what I wanted to do before finding a passion for education. Once in education, I decided to pursue further education through Liberty University's online programs where I graduated with a M.S. in Human Biology.

I am proud to be a Bulldog!


Biology is the study of life and this course is meant to provide a general background of all biological sciences. Topics covered include: Biochemistry, cell structure, cell function, metabolism (photosynthesis and cellular respiration), genetics, evolution, and ecology.

Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P)

This course will cover selected topics related to the human body with particular emphasis on the integration of structure and function as well as genetics and ethics. This course is being offered through the concurrent credit program of Northwest Nazarene University and students will have the opportunity to receive college credit upon completion of the course.