Office of the Superintendent

Welcome to the Brandywine Heights Area School District! This site is designed to inform parents, the community of Brandywine Heights Area School District, and all other interested citizens about the district’s programs, activities, schedules, services, and staff. As you navigate through the site you will learn more about our philosophy, our students, our teachers, and our buildings. If you need additional information that is not seen here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr. Andrew M. PotteigerSuperintendent

Email: andpot@bhasd.org

Phone: (610) 682-5100

Mrs. Katharine EgeExecutive Secretary

Email: katege@bhasd.org

Phone: (610) 899-5200

Duties of the Superintendent of Schools

The superintendent serves as the board’s chief executive officer in administering district policies. He also advises the board on the needs and programs of the schools. The superintendent is a professional and his recommendations usually precede any board action related to the selection of professional staff, curriculum and instructional practices, school plant planning and financial operations. The superintendent is appointed to a three, four or five year term.  

School District Goals, Objectives and Performance Standards

Pursuant to Act 141 of the Pennsylvania School Code enacted in 2012, school boards are required to disclose the objectives and performance standards for the Superintendent on their district website.  The Superintendent is ultimately responsible for ensuring the goals of the district are satisfactorily planned and achieved. School districts are also required to post on their website whether or not the performance standards were met by the Superintendent.

The Brandywine Heights Board of School Directors and the Superintendent mutually agreed upon goals, objectives and performance standards for the 2017-18 school year which support the learning and growth of all students and staff in the following areas:

  • EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: Ensure that students receive a high quality education that prepares them for success in an ever-changing 21st century global society.
  • STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Sustain and strengthen a culture and climate of high expectations and continuous learning for staff.
  • MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS: Effectively deploy resources to create, support & ensure a safe, effective, and efficient learning environment for students and staff.
  • COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER/BOARD ENGAGEMENT: Develop partnerships with parents, community members and community organizations.

Click to view the details of our 2017-18 Brandywine Heights Area School District Goals and Superintendent Performance Standards.

Superintendent Evaluation

The PA School Code requires and annual formal written performance assessment of the District Superintendent. The Brandywine Heights Area School District Board of Directors conducted their evaluation of Superintendent Mr. Andrew Potteiger and has concluded he has satisfactorily fulfilled the goals established for the 2015-16 school year. The evaluation is comprised of six overall categories, Student Growth and Achievement, Organizational Leadership, District Operations and Financial Management, Communication and Community Relations, Human Resources and Professionalism. Mr. Potteiger received the highest rating possible of Distinguished in all categories as approved by the Board of Directors. Click to view the 2016 Superintendent Evaluation.