The Edmond Sun

September 17, 2013

Edmond North's Markes named Teacher of the Year

Patty Miller
The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — Chosen from a field of 12 educators, Edmond’s 2014 Teacher of the Year Peter Markes will be representing his fellow teachers as the 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning at Carriage House on the State Fairgrounds during the State Fair of Oklahoma.

Markes teaches 8th- through 12-grade string orchestra and Advanced Placement music theory at Edmond North High School.

“The irony of receiving this award,” Markes said in an emotion-filled voice, “is that I have to leave the students I love working with for a whole year.”