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Michelle Love-Day has been an educator for 18 years. She received her Bachelors in Education (K-8), Masters in Reading (K-12) from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), and Masters in Administration from University of Utah (Utah). Her second language and Minor is Spanish and she studied abroad in Alcala, Spain.

In March 2020, Mrs. Love-Day began as a Consultant for Jordan School District in the Educational Language Services, Teaching, and Learning Department. She taught 1st and 4th grades in North Carolina for 3 years until relocating to Utah in 2005. She was a 2nd grade teacher and Literacy Coach at Midvale Elementary for 4 years, Assistant Principal in Granite School District for 1.5 years and a Principal for 5.5 years. She worked for the Department of Educational Equity in the Granite School District for 4 years as the Associate Director, where she operated and ran programs for ESL students MESA, and a school for Newcomers. During that time, she received the Mayor’s South Salt Lake Equity Champion award.

On the side, she works with her business Love-Day Educational Consulting, LLC. She shares information and ways parents can work with schools, advocate for their children, and how to create a rich diverse literacy environment at home and in school. She also works with schools on how they can create a Culturally welcome environment and how to promote anti-bias/anti-racism in their schools. Mrs. Love-Day is an Equity actress and does acting, theater, and commercials and has been seen on many local stages across the Salt Lake Valley.

Mrs. Love-Day serves on many Boards including the University of Utah College of Education Board, the Hale Centre Theater Board of Trustees, and the Access to Justice Commission. She is a member of the graduate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, INC.

She is passionate about schools being student focused, equitable, and a place where all students feel that they are welcomed and have an adult they can believe in. Recently, she ran as candidate for Bluffdale City Council (lost in the primary by 16 votes) and is the proud mother to 5 children and wife to a supportive husband.