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Brian Shay earned his B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam and his M.A. T. and M.A. in Mathematics from UC Davis. He began teaching in 2000 and has been teaching AP Calculus AB and BC since 2003. He also teaches all levels of high school mathematics classes, as well as Calculus 3 and Linear Algebra. He has been teaching at Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito Union High School District since 2004.
Brian has been a reader for the AP Calculus exam since 2010, served as a Table Leader since 2018, and a Question Leader since 2021. In 2020 he became a member of the AP Calculus Test Development Committee. He presents at state, regional, and national conferences. He also has helped to write the Teacher’s Edition of an AP Calculus Textbook. He is an active member and leader of local, state, and national professional mathematics teachers associations.
Brian has won numerous awards for his teaching and service, including the 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, 2012 George Polya Memorial Award, 2020 Edyth May Sliffe Award, and 2009 Teacher of the Year for his school district. In 2008 he was also awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study the schools and culture of India. He loves to travel, is an avid foodie, father of an adorable Great Dane, and husband.