Brian Shay currently teaches all levels high school mathematics at Canyon Crest Academy, part of the San Dieguito Union High School District. He is also an Adjuct Instructor at San Diego Mesa College and UCSD. In 1998 he was the first person to ever earn a BA and MA in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam in three years. He earned additional MAs in Mathematics and Teaching from UC Davis in 2000 and 2002, respectively.
He was awarded the 2008 Fulbright-Hays scholarship where he spent five weeks in India studying its culture, education structure and mathematics curriculum. He was chosen at 2009 Teacher of the Year for Canyon Crest Academy and the San Dieguito Union High School District, as well as the 2009 Outstanding Classroom High School Mathematics Teacher by the Greater San Diego Math Council. He was also awarded the Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award in 2004. Mr. Shay was also appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Academic Content Standards Commission in 2010 to bring the Common Core Standards into California. In 2013, he was appointed by the State Board of Education to the Mathematics Framework Committee, to create the Framework for instruction in the Common Core Standards in Mathematics.
Brian has been an active member of the Math for America, California Mathematics Council, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for 10 years. He regularly presents at regional and national conferences about making math classes more high tech, engaging, and project based.
He joined CalTAC in 2010 and served as Chair from 2012-2013.