Jarman Elementary - Lacey Dake, 4th Grade
Fourth grade teacher Lacey Dake has been named the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year for Jarman Elementary School.
Dake started teaching at Union Public Schools in 2010 at what used to be the Union Intermediate High School.
Furthermore, she said, “I am a Union Lifer! I went to Grove Elementary and graduated in 2006. I graduated from Missouri State University in 2010 with my bachelor’s of science in elementary education. I am also certified in early childhood Education.
Dake said, “I became a teacher to make a difference in children’s lives – to know they have someone in their corner rooting them on through life. I love working with kids. I hope to inspire them and spark a love for learning just as my past educators did for me.”
Her favorite subject to teach is math.
“I love that math is universal! I enjoy using manipulatives and playing games to help students grasp the many mathematical concepts in fourth grade.”
One could say that Dake’s love for students and Union just adds up!