Three New Faculty Members Excited to Join Burrell

For the 2019-2020 school year, Burrell School District is proud to welcome three new faculty members to the team: Michael Fantuzzo, Kelly Keibler, and Frank Nesko.

Music Award iconMichael Fantuzzo — Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach

Fantuzzo graduated from Burrell High School in 2004, so he’s no stranger to the district. Currently, he works as an occupational therapist in geriatric rehab at Fox Rehabilitation.

In his role as Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach, he will oversee players 7th grade and up as well as the Biddy Ball program in elementary school.

“My teaching style is strict and disciplined from a basketball perspective, as it is my responsibility to prepare these student athletes for the next level,” said Fantuzzo. “I like to include responsibility, teamwork, and respect. However, I do want them to enjoy playing and practicing, so it’s a balanced mix.”

Outside of work, Fantuzzo enjoys sports, working out, and spending time with his wife, two little boys, and two dogs.

Music Award iconKelly Keibler — Learning Support Math Teacher, Huston Middle School

Keibler comes to Burrell after working as a special education teacher with Propel Schools in Pittsburgh and a long-term substitute with the Penn Trafford School District.

In the classroom, her goal is to build relationships with her students to find out their interests, short-term goals, and long-term goals. She then uses this information to create and implement rigorous yet engaging lessons that are meaningful to her students.

“I most look forward to meeting all of the students and working with families and the community to help aid in growth and success of all of our kids,” said Keibler.

In her spare time, Keibler loves running, baking, and spending time with her two dogs, Tonka and Kora.

Frank Nesko — Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach

Nesko is already a part of the district, as he teaches Biology, Physical Science, and AP Physics classes. This year, he is taking on the additional role of Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach.

Before coming to Burrell, Nesko taught for 19 years at Northgate High School. Throughout that time, he’s developed a teaching style that’s very organic. He describes himself as laid back and isn’t afraid to venture off script. That said, he does use his experience to make sure students aren’t asking questions just to get the class off topic.

“I enjoy coaching,” said Nesko. “As I kid, I was always playing one sport or another. Coaching is a way for me to stay connected to the sports I played when I was growing up.”

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