Educator Profile




Director of Manual Training and Home Economics: 1911-1918 Director of Vocational Education for New Brunswick: 1919-1926 Secretary of the Vocational Education Board: 1919-1926 Principal of the Saint John Vocational School: 1926-1937 Director of Educational Services for New Brunswick: 1937-1949 Chief Superintendent of Education for New Brunswick: 1945-1949

Born in Bayfield, Westmorland County, in 1884, Fletcher Peacock attended the Provincial Normal School in 1903-1904. After graduating with a BA from Mount Allison University in 1911, he was appointed director of manual training and household science for the province of New Brunswick. He became director of vocational education and secretary to the newly established Vocational Education Board in 1919. After serving as principal of the Saint John Vocational School from 1916 to 1937, he was appointed the first director of educational services for New Brunswick and chief superintendent of education in 1945, a position he held until felled by a heart attack in 1949. In 1944 he was elected president of the Canadian National Educational Association He also earned an MA from Teachers' College (Columbia). In 1932 Mount Allison University bestowed an honorary LL.D. on him.