Mr. David A. Burkett, Superintendent



I am David A. Burkett, the Fannett-Metal Superintendent.  I am a graduate from Claysburg-Kimmel High School. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Secondary Education Social Studies in 1998. I began my career at Northern Bedford County School District in 2001 as a Social Studies teacher. I obtained my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University in 2003. I continued on with my studies through Gannon University and received my Principal certification in 2005.  I served as the Assistant High School Principal at Northern Bedford County School District from 2005 to 2010 and obtained the position of High School Principal in May 2010.  On October 13, 2015 I became Fannett-Metal School District’s Superintendent.


Mr. Todd Best, Secondary Principal


I am Todd Best, the Fannett-Metal Secondary Principal.  I am a 2002 graduate of the Fannett-Metal High School.  After high school, I attended Shippensburg University where I graduated with a BS in Biology with Secondary Certification.  I also completed my Master’s to obtain my Principal Certification from Shippensburg Univeristy in December 2011.  In August of 2006, I was hired by the Fannett-Metal School District as a secondary science teacher; I continued this rewarding work until July 2019 when I transitioned into the middle/high school principal role.  I have helped coach the baseball and soccer teams, and I am currently the head varsity coach of the girls’ basketball program.  I live within the district with my wife, Lori, and our three children, Ryan, Andrew, and Katie. I look forward to working with each student to help them achieve academic success and support them in their many endeavors.


Mrs. Stephanie Shoemaker, Elementary Principal


I am Stephanie Shoemaker, the Fannett-Metal Elementary School Principal. I have worked in the district for over twenty-five years teaching in kindergarten, second, third, and fourth grade classrooms; also serving as a reading specialist and literacy coach and now the elementary principal. I graduated from the Fannett-Metal High School and pursued a career in education. I attended Shippensburg University where I earned my Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education degrees as well as my Reading Specialist, Reading Supervisory, Principal, and Superintendent certifications. I am thrilled to work along side Pre-K – 5th grade teachers to enhance student learning and achievement. This is going to be a GRRREAT year at FMES!!


Mrs. Teresa Black, Director of Special Education and Student Services


I am Teresa Black, the Director of Special Education and Student Support Services. I have been in education for over twenty years! I have worked in the district teaching both middle and high school math, and elementary Life Skills. I enjoy reading, doing math, crocheting and music. I graduated from Shippensburg University with degrees/certifications in Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Special Education; Mathematics; General Science; and Administration. I have 2 children – Kierstin graduated in 2019 and is currently attending Shippensburg University for Early Childhood Education; Ian graduated in 2021 and has joined the workforce! I love learning! I am looking forward to a terrific year – please reach out – I am always willing and eager to speak to families of my students!