Brandon Carey to Join OSSBA Legal Team


Brandon Carey, an Oklahoma native with deep experience in education law, will join the Oklahoma State School Boards Association legal team in January, OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime announced Monday.

Since 2013, Carey has served as general counsel for Oklahoma City Public Schools. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he teaches future school administrators about education law. Before joining OKCPS, Carey worked for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights based in Dallas. He also previously worked in private practice.

Carey will join the team as Stephanie Mather, OSSBA’s director of legal information and one of the state’s most experienced education law attorneys, begins retirement.

“Stephanie’s expertise and dedication have made her an asset to Oklahoma public schools for many years. The OSSBA team will miss her greatly, but adding an attorney of Brandon’s experience and caliber will greatly benefit schools and allow OSSBA to continue delivering high-quality legal information to school board members and their districts,” Hime said.

“It has been one of the great honors of my life to work for Oklahoma City Public Schools, and I’ve loved every minute of it.” Carey said. “I’m looking forward to this new challenge.”

Carey graduated from El Reno High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a law degree from Oklahoma City University and a master of laws from American University’s Washington College of Law.