OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Head of music education at Oklahoma City University, Peter Markes, remembers the educators who helped him become the teacher he is today.

Markes grew up in Waukomis, Oklahoma. He remembers his 7th and 8th grade math teacher who taught him that being kind is more important than being right.

In Markes’ senior year of high school, he started a class called “Teacher Cadet.” His father was the teacher of the class at Enid High School and that is where Markes learned what he needed to know himself before he could teach others.

Watch the above video for Peter Markes’ story about how his teachers shaped his life.

‘ShapED My Life’ is sponsored by True Sky Credit Union and the Oklahoma Department of Education.