A music teacher from Edmond North High School has been named the 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.
Peter Markes was named teacher of the year by state school Superintendent Janet Barresi during a ceremony Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Fair.
Markes is an 8th-grade through 12th-grade string orchestra and Advanced Placement music theory teacher. He has 12 years teaching experience — the last 11 at Edmond North.
Markes will represent Oklahoma in the national Teacher of the Year competition in the spring of 2014.