Trey Sayes received his B.S. in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After fulfilling his military service he attended Utah State University where he earned a secondary teaching certificate with two endorsements (level 4 mathematics and physics), and later a M.Ed. from the University of Utah.
His first teaching assignment was in Granite School District at John F. Kennedy Junior High School. He then moved on to Cyprus High School where he taught every math course in the curriculum while serving as the department chairman for 10 years. While at Cyprus, he was a club advisor/mentor for several clubs and coached the boy’s and girl’s tennis teams for nineteen years. Skyline High School, sorely in need of an AP Calculus BC teacher, enticed Trey to transfer to Skyline, where he taught for seven years.
Trey also served on the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM) for several years and in that capacity presented at many state and regional NCTM mathematics conferences. Throughout his career as a teacher, Trey has been recognized by several different institutions. In 1992, he was designated the Granite School District’s Teacher of the Year and he was a two-time recipient (1999 & 2007) of the Outstanding Utah High School Teacher in Mathematics and Sciences from the University of Utah’s School of Mines and Earth Sciences. Trey received the Inspirational High School Teacher award from the Mathematics Department at the University of Utah, the George Shell Award in 2007 from the UCTM, and the Presidential Scholar Program’s Teacher Recognition Award from the United Sates Department of Education.
He and his wife Lisa live in Sandy. He enjoys photography, and playing racquetball and pickleball.