Lucy Haddock, Ed.D. Vice President of the Board of Directors and Director of Operations of Canine Commandos Inc.
Lucy has been a part of the Canine Commandos team for seven years. As an avid animal lover, she jumped at the chance to join the program when she first heard about it. In fact, she adopted her dog, Doug, during Brevard County’s first mega adoption event where Brevard ASAP was partnering with the host, SPCA.
Sharing the power of service learning and animals with other teachers, she has grown the program at Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Studies (International Baccalaureate program or IB) to include all sixth-grade students. Many students under Dr. Haddock’s leadership within the program have gone on to volunteer at local animal shelters, written songs and poetry about their experience, created movies to share with others and more. Lucy believes that Canine Commandos is such a great way to provide community service for her students which is part of the IB mission: to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. She involves her students to promote the Commandos through animal events and fundraisers many of which are K9 runs supporting other animal charities.
Wherever Lucy can make a difference with kids and animals, you will find her there!
Doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida 2014
Masters in Teaching, Curriculum Studies from Oakland University 2005
Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Georgia 2001
Certifications (Florida Department of Education)
Elementary Education Kindergarten – Grade 6
Early Childhood Education Prekindergarten – Grade 3
Media Specialist Kindergarten-Grade 12
Educational Leadership Kindergarten-Grade 12
Gifted Education Endorsement
Board Member of Florida Future Problem Solving 2016-present
Executive Director and Founding Member, Brevard’s Teacher Leadership Council 2015-present
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Coordinator 2009-present
International Baccalaureate Workshop Leader and Site Visitor 2010-present
Past Board Member of Brevard’s ASAP, Inc. (Aiding Spacecoast Animals Project) 2014-2016
Brevard County Teacher of the Year 2009
Brevard Mentor Council Representative
Peer Coaching Team
School Advisory Council Chairperson/Member 2009-present
National Blue Ribbon Committee
Spelling Bee Coordinator
Literacy Week Coordinator
National Writing Project Teacher Consultant 2003-2006
International Teacher Leadership Conference -- Presentation Title: Creating a Teacher Leadership Council, March 2017
International Baccalaureate Organization: Conference of the Americas -- Presentation Title: Reflection, Relationships, and Resources: The Three Rs to Sustaining the PYP, July 2015
Brevard Educational Technology Conference (BETC) -- Presentation Title: TEDed and Coding: Student Engagement on Fire, June 2015
International Baccalaureate Organization: Conference of the Americas -- Presentation Title: What is ICT and How Does it Work in the PYP? July 2011
International Baccalaureate Organization: Conference of the Americas -- Presentation Title: Transforming a Media Center into a Center for Inquiry, July 2010
Michigan Association of Media Educator: Annual Conference -- Presentation Title: How to Begin Parent Child Book Clubs, November 2004