Mrs. Esplin


I grew up in Emmett, Idaho on my family’s farm. I love to work outside in my vegetable and flower gardens. Summer and autumn would be considered my favorite times of the year because I am working outside in my garden and harvesting the fruits and vegetables I spent so much time growing from seed.

Some of the animals I own include rabbits, chickens, turkeys and ducks. I have two little dogs, Ernie and Lady—and four outside cats.

In my classroom, there is a hamster named Nibbles, a painted turtle named Squirt, some fish and two hermit crabs.

I attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and received an Associate’s degree in Arts and Sciences emphasis in Horticulture and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education.


To start out my teaching career, I was first hired in Crane, OR. The Crane Union High School had an enrollment of 80 students. This public school district is the only one to board students throughout the week. I lived on campus across from the gym and was able to walk to school every day. There I taught Zoology, Biology, Chemistry, and Horticulture. Each spring my biology classes took a week-long field trip to the Oregon Coast starting up in Astoria and finishing in Newport. We had classes on the beach at the Hatfield Marine Science Center & Yaquina Head Natural Area, on the ocean with Marine Discovery Tours, and inland at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

I met my husband, Mr. Esplin in Crane and shortly after, we moved to Nyssa and started work at the Malheur Education Center, working under the Malheur Education Service District.

In the 2016-2017 school year, I started working as the 6th grade science teacher.


Some things I love to do is watch birds-I have a bird identification book that I take with me to identify bird of North America.

Being outdoors: camping, fishing, hunting, cutting wood, sitting around a fire, and exploring are some of my favorite things. While out, I am usually looking for things to collect and bring back to my classroom to show my students. Some things I have collected: insects, animals, assortment of cones, nuts & seeds, abnormally growing parts on plants, shells, skulls, feathers and nests, etc.

I love to travel! I have been to Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico. I love exploring new places in a car and on foot! One of my favorite regions would have to be in the Yellowstone Greater Area-there are so many animals and geological sites to see.




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