Alan N. Kay is an award winning teacher of AP History at East Lake High School in Pinellas County with over 25 years teaching experience. His awards include:
*The 2002 Daughters of the American Revolution Nation-wide Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year.
*The state of Florida 2002 Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year
*The Gilder Lehrman 2006 American History Teacher for the state of Florida.
*The 2004 Outstanding Educator of the Year in Pinellas County (a county of over 8,000 teachers)
*The 2001 Florida History Fair Teacher of the Year, and a Finalist for the 2001 National History Day Teacher of the Year. *And most recently, he was presented with a lifetime achievement award on the 20th anniversary of Pinellas County History Day; a competition that he started in 1999.
He began his writing career as the author of the Young Heroes of History set of novels: a historical fiction series for children. In addition he has also written a non-fiction book titled "I Love History but I Hated it in School" as well as numerous articles for various publications over the years. A transplanted Yankee, he completed his Master's in Education at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and received his Bachelor's in history Cum Laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.