Kay Toliver was born and raised in East Harlem and the South Bronx. Kay is a proud product of the New York City public school system, with graduate work at the City College of New York in mathematics. Becoming a teacher was the fulfillment of a childhood dream. Her parents always stressed that education was the key to a better life. By becoming a teacher, she hoped to inspire African-American and Hispanic youths to realize their own dreams. For more than 30 years, Kay toliver taught mathematics and communication arts at East Harlem Tech. Her educational philosophy is simple: All students can learn. It is a teacher's job to expand minds and take children from the known to unknown. Kay has worked with the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE) to create a number of educational video products. These materials include the classroom series The Eddie Files" and the staff development series "The Kay Toliver Files" and "Teacher Talk." Over the years Kay Toliver has shared her knowledge and skills primarily with students. Over the past few years, Kay began working with teachers as a staff developer for her school district. Kay Toliver is also acting as a panelist and a speaker at educational conventions, when her school schedule permits. "