Dear Brandywine Heights Students and Families,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the newly appointed Principal of the Brandywine Heights Intermediate and Middle School. I am honored to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community.  I feel very fortunate to be part of a school district that is student-centered and strives to make decisions that are in the best of your children.

I have been passionate and dedicated to the field of education for the past twenty years. I served as an alternative school supervisor before moving into the public school setting. Prior to becoming the principal here, I first worked as the 7th-grade reading teacher and Middle School gifted support teacher, right here in this same building. For the last 3 years, I served as the Dean of Students, where I had the opportunity to work with all of the students and parents in Intermediate and Middle School. I am thrilled to utilize my skills as an educational leader and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

I view education as a life-long process and continue to learn every year from our students, teachers, and parents.   Most importantly, I believe that students are at the center of all school-related decisions.  Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. 

It is my pledge to you that I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Brandywine Heights Area School District. Together we will focus on the use of data to inform instruction, emphasize academic, social, and emotional growth, and provide exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities that focus on assuring the rigor of instruction.

As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss your concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help our students reach #newheights, and make this year the best it can be!

I look forward to seeing everyone soon!  


Antonio B. Riggins

610.682.5131 -