About Brett

Brett Dickerson is an independent journalist and news photographer.

A proud member of the Society of Professional Journalists, he has published work in the Oklahoma Gazette, 405 Magazine, TerritoryOKC and Red Dirt Report.

Prior to becoming a full-time journalist in 2015, he  was an education issues blogger from 2011 through 2014 while continuing to teach.

Brett was an award-winning public school teacher for 16 years before retiring from public education, last teaching at Boulevard Academy Alternative School of Edmond Public Schools (Oklahoma) where his colleagues chose him as site Teacher of the Year for 2011.

A National Board Certified Teacher with a strong sense of teaching as a profession and a practice, he honed and sharpened his teaching over years of experience and interaction with students, colleagues, parents, and principals. He has taught nearly all the Social Studies subjects; but, has the most experience with U.S. History, U.S. Government and Geography.

After teaching in public school for 16 years, he taught for Advanced Academics online education service for two more years before taking a part-time position with Oklahoma City Community College teaching English as a Second Language in their adult education program.

Previous to that, Brett was a United Methodist pastor for 17 years, where he had many good experiences in faith and life with a wonderful rainbow of people. From time to time he was resented for his rabble-rousing ways and proclivity for blunt speech.

He graduated Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University with a BA in Religion, and has an M.Div from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

He has taken post-graduate courses in journalism at the University of Oklahoma.