Brett Schwartz

Phone: (224) 632-3251


Degrees and Certifications:

MA, NYU - Social Studies Education MA, Stanford University. - Communication (Documentary Film & Video Production) BA, Cornell University - American History BFA, Cornell University - Art (Photography) IL Professional Educator License: Endorsements in Art & Visual Arts, Geography, Media, U.S. History, World History IL Career and Technical Educator License: Endorsement in Radio and TV Broadcasting Technology Member, District 113 DEA Technology Committee Member, MMEA (Midwest Media Educators Association) School Advisor/Member, NATAS-Chicago/Midwest (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) Member, STN (Student Television Network) Member, NSPA (National Student Press Association)

Brett Schwartz

This is my 17th year teaching, and my 12th year at DHS. I grew up in Highland Park and graduated from HPHS. 

Before my career in teaching, I worked for a number of years in New York's television industry, serving as a producer on many feature-length documentaries that aired on various networks, including MSNBC, Bravo, Court TV, PBS, and others.

At DHS I teach in the Social Studies Department and I also teach Film & TV Production in the Fine and Applied Arts Departments. In addition to my teaching assignments, I support the school and district with multimedia production and support. Outside of the classroom I remain dedicated to being a teacher-practitioner and I continue to produce feature and short documentary films independently, from the writing stage to directing, filming, and editing. I'm looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!