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University of South Alabama (1984-1989)

Bachelor of Arts

Minor: Sociology

Concentration in Journalism - Recipient of USA Journalism Internship

University of South Alabama (2007-2009)

Master of Education

Graduated with 4.0 GPA


I am highly qualified in Middle School Language Arts. Prior to coming to Hankins, I taught three years at Semmes Middle School. While at SMS, I taught journalism, speech, creative writing, as well as co-taught in all core areas.

Since joining the Hankins staff in 2009, I currently teach eighth grade language arts and journalism. I also oversee the yearbook, monthly school newspaper, as well as serve as team leader on my hall and a mentor to new teachers. In sports, I serve as the head coach of the girls basketball team.


Hello parents,

My name is Mr. Kim Espiritu and I will be teaching 8th grade language arts and journalism this year. Prior to coming to Hankins, I taught at Semmes Middle School for three years. I am highly qualified in middle school language arts and serve as team leader for Team OK. I am very much looking forward to teaching your children and working closely with you. I strongly encourage parent support.

My classes are writing intensive and I expect my students to write everyday, unless otherwise instructed. My classroom is very structured, which allows for optimum learning for the students. If you have questions about your child, please do not hesitate to call me for a conference.

On a personal note, I have two wonderful children, 20 and 12. I am also a former sportswriter for the Mobile Press Register and a huge LSU football fan. I also have coached numerous sports and I am currently the head coach of Hankins Middle School girls basketball coach.

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