Alumni Spotlight

JAN 2016

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Kerry Day - 1988 Alum

Vice President of Client Success and Product Development at Student Success Network 

Kerry Day currently works as the vice president of client services and product development for School Improvement Network, an educational software company. He also serves on the Snow College Alumni Board.

What are your hobbies?

Gardening and technology

How did Snow College contribute to your accomplishments?

Snow College provided me with opportunities to get outside of my comfort zone through participation in many different clubs, and by providing valuable leadership opportunities and experiences. While the classes were great, it was the people who were mentors to me -- who believed in and encouraged me -- that forged the strong feelings I have for Snow College.

What is your most memorable moment at Snow College?

There are many, but the most memorable was meeting my wife through the musical group, Ascension, and the local LDS student ward.

What additional information would you like other alums to know about you?

I graduated from SUU with a degree in Elementary Education and spent 10 years working in North Sanpete School District: 6 years as a middle school teacher, and 4 years as the District Technology Director. During that time, I also taught for 6 years as an adjunct Biology instructor at Snow, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I then transitioned to the business world, joining a start-up education software company, PowerSchool. That company was subsequently bought by Apple Computer, and then by Pearson, and allowed me the opportunity to work with some great people and amazing schools throughout the world.
I left Pearson to work in again in a start-up setting, working for TH(i)NQ Ed, and then got back to my teacher roots when I joined School Improvement Network in 2012. School Improvement's mission is to help teachers improve so they can help 100% of students become college and/or career ready; something near and dear to my heart.

What advice would you give current Snow College students?

The advice I would give would be to take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities attending Snow College provides. The size of the student body makes it possible to be involved with many different groups and activities on campus. As a student, you also have access to incredible faculty and staff who are there because they love teaching and working with students. There are very few campuses where you can get the kind of personal attention from the caliber of people than you can get at Snow. Snow is a place where you can have fun, explore and lay a solid foundation that will serve you well the rest of your life.
--Kerry