Burgettstown Middle High School, Assistant Principal
Hello! My name is Mrs. Shaffer, and I am the Assistant Principal at Burgettstown Middle High School! This year, I will be beginning my 8th year in education, my 6th year at Burgettstown. You may also know me as Ms. Frantz, as I recently got married in August 2020!
I began my teaching career at Burgettstown as a learning support teacher in 2017 and have been fortunate enough to be able to continue my leadership journey in the District by recently earning my Principalship Certification at PSU, and moving into the Assistant Principal role.
I am a firm believer that all students can be successful, and I am thoroughly looking forward to another year working with our students, teachers, and community to make this year one for the books!
Education & Background
Additionally, I was able to acquire two (2) long-term substitute positions in two (2) different special education classrooms, which allowed me to gain the experience I needed to truly develop into a high-quality teacher.
Throughout my time as a teacher, I served as a new teacher mentor, 6th-Grade Team Lead, Friends of Rachel Club Advisor, National Junior Honor Society Advisor, Middle School Cross Country Coach, and High School Musical Director!
In May 2022, I concluded my coursework and passed my licensure exam, furthermore earning my certification; and on August 8, 2022, I was officially appointed to the role of Assistant Principal at Burgettstown Middle High School.
Currently, I am the Peer Jury Faculty Advisor, S.P.E.A.R.S. Parent Group Leader, as well as Principal Advisory Club Advisor!
I Love to Travel!
One thing I love to do is go and see new places! This is a picture of when my husband and I traveled to Jamaica; truly a life-changing experience.
Family Time is the Best Time
When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family (husband & stepson pictured). We like to be outside, cook, or play games on a regular basis!
Better to Wake at the Lake
If I'm out of town, there is a good chance that I am enjoying time at the lake. My parents live on Atwood Lake in Sherrodsville, Ohio; we enjoy visiting them often and stepping away from all of the chaos of life.