Rise Virtual Academy

Michelle

Love-Day

Michelle Love-Day has been an educator for 21 years. She received her Bachelors in Education (K-8, Minor In Spanish), and Masters in Reading (K-12) from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), and a Masters in Education, Leadership, and Policy from the University of Utah (Utah). Her second language is Spanish and she studied abroad in Alacla, Spain. Leaving her home state of Ohio, she taught in North Carolina until relocating to Utah in 2005. She was a 2nd grade teacher, Literacy Coach, Principal, and Associate Director of Educational Equity for Granite School District. In March 2020, she began as Consultant for Jordan School District in the Educational Language Services, Teaching and Learning Department.

Her style of hands-on learning, encouragement, and realness has helped students to overcome their barriers to success. Michelle has worked with teachers to inspire, motivate and encourage. She shares information and ways parents can work with schools, advocate for their children, and how they can assist in creating a rich diverse literacy environment at home and in school. As she began to see the need for black students in Utah, she created an online virtual academy, RISE. 

A long-term member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC., she believes in working in and giving back to the community. Mrs. Love-Day serves on many Boards including the Hale Centre Theater Board of Trustees, Clark Planetarium Board, the Access to Justice Commission, and the Conviction Integrity Board. She enjoys acting on stage and in commercials, and is a member of the Actors Equity Association.

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 and who believes in them. In 2019, she ran for candidate for Bluffdale City Council and is the proud mother to 5 children and wife to a supportive husband.