Gay was released from the Bering Strait School District. She is mentoring in the North Slope Borough and Bering Strait School Districts. North Slope Schools include Nuiqsut Trapper School and Harold Kaveolook School. Bering Strait schools include Diomede School on Diomede Island, Aniguiin School in Elim, Marin L. Olson School in Golovin, and Koyuk-Malemute School in Koyuk. Gay has been in education for 22 years. She had one year as a Title I reading and math teacher, 3 years as a K-12 special education teacher, and the remaining years teaching kindergarten and first grade.