Peter Lemonds has been named the 2013 Educator of the Year by the American String Teachers Association of Georgia. Lemonds has been a teacher at Duluth High School since 2000 and is co-director of orchestras. He is also the lead teacher for orchestras across the Gwinnett school district. Under his direction, the Duluth High orchestras have been selected for a number of performances including the Georgia Music Educators Convention in Savannah and the National Orchestra Festival. Lemonds is a cellist and conductor who has performed in numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, England, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and Korea.