Lacey Obos wins the Golden Apple

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - Born and raised in Panama City, Lacey Obos knew she wanted to give back to the community, that's why she became a math teacher.

Lacey Obos, a math teacher at University Academy, wins the Golden Apple Award. (WJHG)

"Middle school is such a vital time for students and math and to teach them that's it's okay to love math and that there's fun to be had in math and that it's enjoyable to solve a problem, and I love to see them get it, I love to see there faces light up when they understand the problem," Obos said.

Obos thinks outside the box, incorporating fun ways for students to remember equations and properties.

"We have a Top Gun property, that's really just about the movie, but it teaches them to remember," Obos said. "I try to make it fun by just bringing things in that are not necessarily math related to help relate the math for them."

That's part of the reason, Kayleigh Young nominated her for the
Golden Apple Award.

"I mean to me, she's just an all around good person," Young said. "She explains things really well, she uses various methods to explain problems because one method might not work for everyone."

This Golden Apple winner has been teaching at University Academy since it expanded to a K through 8 school and plans to be at the school for years to come.

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