Brandenburg Intermediate School

Writing Success Stories One Student at a Time

Principal Message

  • Welcome to Brandenburg Intermediate School. We are excited about the school year!  

    I am Tamra Thompson, your new principal at Brandenburg Intermediate. We welcome parent/guardians to visit our campus at any time.  If a parent/guardian visits with us, we ask that you please bring a valid identification card so that proper safety procedures might be followed in the front office.  We are looking forward to forming a relationship to ensure your student receives a valuable learning experience.

    If you have a question or concern, feel free to call us at 972-708-3100. 

     

    Tamra Thompson
    Principal
    tthompson@duncanvilleisd.org

School Information

  • Campus Administrators

    Tamra Thompson
    Tamra Thompson, Principal
    Tiffani Smith, Asst. Principal
    Terrence Chase, Asst. Principal

    1903 Blueridge Dr
    Duncanville 75137
    p. 972-708-3100
    f. 972-708-3131

    School Vision
    E3 =
    Equipping Leaders
    Enriching Lives
    Enhancing Knowledge

    School Mission
    At Brandenburg Intermediate we will ensure every child has a chance every day. 

    School Colors
    Royal Blue and Silver

    School Mascot
    Explorers

    Configuration
    Fifth & Sixth Grade

    School Hours
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Doors open at 8:00)

School History

  • Grace R. Brandenburg Intermediate opened in 1992, and was renovated in 2004.  The school was named for former teacher Grace R. Brandenburg.  The school originally served grades 4–6, but moved fourth grade classes to Alexander Elementary in 2003.

    Grace Brandenburg
    As a 19-year-old graduate of Texas Woman’s University, Grace Brandenburg began her career as a teacher at Duncanville High School in 1937. Although she retired in 1973, her contributions to the school district, community, church, and citizens continue to this day. She was recognized for her many educational achievements as the namesake for Brandenburg Intermediate School, which opened in 1992.

    When Mrs. Brandenburg began teaching in Duncanville, there were eight faculty members. She taught four levels of English, Spanish, and shorthand. She also served as librarian, study hall supervisor, answered the office phone, rang the school bells, greeted visitors, supervised the Junior-Senior Banquet and directed plays. When she retired after 36 years with Duncanville ISD, she had chaired the English department and was responsible for the production of the high school annual and the literary magazine. Many classroom innovations are credited to her creativity and quest for perfection.

    Mrs. Brandenburg has always given from the heart and without bounds, never expecting anything in return. She loves this school district and this community. She never had any desire to teach anywhere else or to leave the classroom, because she firmly feels that is where the excitement is! She continues to have contact with former students and faculty members who seek her guidance and tell her of the impact she has had on their lives. For her, this is the ultimate payment.

    Honors:
    Duncanville Outstanding Citizen - 1961
    Outstanding Educator - 1968
    DIANA Award - 1971
    Superb Suburbanite Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary teachers’ society)
    Who’s Who of American Women
    Who’s Who in South
    Southwest Golden Rose Achievement Award - 1986
    United Methodist Women Honorary Award
    DHS Yearbook Dedication - 1954 & 1974
    Duncanville Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year - 1999

    Significant Firsts:
    First President of the Duncanville Teachers Association
    First DHS Yearbook Advisor - 1941
    First DHS literary magazine Advisor - 1965
    First Chair of Duncanville Historical Commission
    First DHS English Department Chair

    Memberships:
    United Methodist Women
    Searchers Bible Study - chair
    Suburban Book Club - past president
    Duncanville Review Club - past president
    Book Browsers Club - past president
    Duncanville Women’s League Friday Forum

    Civic Contributions:
    Library Board member, from time of earliest location in Lion’s Club Building until permanent building was designed and built Author, History of Duncanville, bi-centennial project commissioned by Duncanville City Council; served as chairman and spent four years on project

    Bicentennial Heritage chair, planning and coordinating event

    Duncanville Centennial Committee - served on committee, presenting a speech covered by local TV on the site of Duncanville’s historic marker

    Central Elementary 60th Anniversary Program - co-presenter

    Cup and Saucer Class, First United Methodist Church - teacher for over 43 years

    Mascot:  Explorers
    Colors:  Silver and blue

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