Staff Spotlight: Brian Dorsey

“There’s a genuine love of the work here because everything we do here is for the betterment of students and education in general."

Dorsey Finds Fulfillment From Faith, Family, and Music

Brian Dorsey

During the work week, you’ll more than likely find Brian Dorsey leading an instructional design meeting or working on national certifications at the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU). On Sundays, however, he can be found leading fellow congregation members in worship through song.

Dorsey, the RCU project manager charged with overseeing secondary career and technical education national certification efforts and instruction and design meeting processes, is an ordained elder who plays drums, sings and writes his own music. He says he finds fulfillment through faith, family and music and he weaves together the three on Sundays at Starkville’s Peter’s Rock Temple Church of God in Christ.

“For anybody I encounter, I hope they can see my love for Christ, and I hope that love is not hard for them I see. I hope I’m living a life that when they see me, they can see Him,” Dorsey said. “I just want to treat everyone the way I’d want them to treat me.”

Dorsey joined the RCU in August after concluding an almost 10-year teaching career. He graduated from Delta State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and got into teaching through alternate route training. After teaching at the high school level in the Delta, Dorsey and his family moved to the Golden Triangle, where he taught Information and Communication Technology 1 at Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District’s Armstrong Middle School for almost eight years.

“From the time I walked through the door at the RCU, I just fell in love with the place,” he said. “I thought the people were great — everyone was so welcoming and nice.

“I really love the culture here, and everybody’s attitude is great. There’s a genuine love of the work here because everything we do here is for the betterment of students and education in general. There’s also a lot of passion here,” Dorsey added. “I have absolutely no qualms about getting up in the morning and coming to work. My days are great. I work hard, and I’ve learned a lot during my time here.”

Dorsey and his wife, Kimberly, will celebrate their 13-year wedding anniversary this month. They live in Caledonia with their two sons, Aaron and Christian.

Fun Facts

  • Education:

    Associate’s degree, Coahoma Community College; Bachelor of Business Administration, Delta State University

  • Hometown:


  • Family:

    Kimberly Dorsey, wife; Aaron and Christian Dorsey, sons

  • Favorite subject in school:

    Anything technology related

  • Currently reading and watching:

    The Bible and various comedy specials on Netflix

  • Hobbies:

    Listening to, playing, and creating music

  • On a typical weekend, you'll mostly likely find me:

    With my family at church on Sundays.