Esquivel's 3rd

Hello Northeast Community!

My name is Shelby Esquivel (formerly known as Ms. Spjuth. New last name is pronounced Es-ki-vel & is just as bizarre as Spjuth :) ) and I am your child’s new third grade teacher! I am ecstatic to have your child in my class and even more excited to have a great year together!

A little bit about myself, I was born and raised in a Northwest suburb of Chicago called Algonquin. When I graduated high school I made the decision to pack up my life in Illinois and attend college at the University of Kansas (rock chalk!). I graduated from KU in 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education. This will be my fourth year at Northeast and I have loved growing alongside the kids each year.

Outside of teaching, I am an avid sports lover. Being from Chicago, hockey is a way of life and I am a die hard Blackhawks fan. I throughly enjoy spending my fall and winter Sunday nights watching ‘Da Bears’ play football. I also live for basketball and more specifically I live for the Kansas Jayhawks. Come March I will be apart of the Madness as I am glued to a TV screen cheering on my Jayhawks, hoping Bill Self will take us to the National Championship. When there isn't a sporting event happening, I spend my time with my husband outdoors. We love camping, hiking, skiing, fly and ice fishing , kayaking, and just going for walks with our doggos, Lucy and Trout. Some of my other hobbies include reading, writing, going to country concerts or even playing sports myself. I also love spending time with my family and friends.

I am beyond excited to have your child in my classroom! It will be a great year of fun, hands on learning!

If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

This is our 1 year old black lab, Trout.

My husband and I love to fish, and go as much as we can.

This is my husband Jared and I at our wedding this past summer.

This is our 3 year old Australian Cattle dog, Lucy.