Kim Esbenshade

Science Teacher


After graduating from Furman University with a B.S. in geology, I spent 13 years working as an Environmental Geologist. I then began a series of career transitions that led me to realize my passion for teaching. This year begins my 16th year in the field of education, and I am excited to be teaching Physics, Environmental Science, and Physical Science at GMC. When I am not thinking about planning lessons, I am likely to be found riding my mountain bike, paddling whitewater, or sitting on a rock by the river marveling at the majesty of God’s creation. My faithful companions on these ventures include my husband, Karl, and my 4 year-old border collie, Paco Wallace. I have a son, Jackson (2019 graduate of the Citadel), and a stepson, Taylor (entering the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University this fall).