Dr. William “Bill” Peacock began his career at Appalachian State University as a student, earning both his masters in school administration and Ed.D. in educational leadership.
Peacock has served in a variety of roles during his 16-year career in the Reich College of Education, including adjunct instructor, supervisor for the Appalachian Family Storytelling Project, Director of Learning Partners, and since 2012, Director of Early Field Experiences and International Student Teaching.
When asked how App State has changed during his time, Peacock responded, “My sense is that our basic RCOE mission hasn’t really changed that much; however, I think we have become more actively engaged through High Country community and global partnerships, which has enriched the learning experiences of our future teacher constituents.”
He also added, “We still serve as the preeminent institution for teacher preparation in the state of North Carolina!”
During his 40+ year career in education, Peacock has touched the lives of thousands of students in public school and American International school classrooms, all across the globe, inspiring many future teachers and educational leaders.
“I will definitely miss the incredible unsung heroes who serve with such dedication in the Office of the Dean and the Office of Field Experience!”
Peacock said, “I will definitely miss the incredible unsung heroes who serve with such dedication in the Office of the Dean and the Office of Field Experience!”
“Our partnership in support of teacher preparation has given us the opportunity to make a significant societal contribution,” he added.
When asked what he is most looking forward to in retirement, Peacock said, “I don't plan to retire! There are still many things to accomplish!”