School of Education Faculty

Meet the Acting Chair

David Handyside has been Maranatha's Director of Field Experiences since 2001. Previously, Mr. Handyside was a Christian school administrator and elementary school teacher. David Handyside met his wife, Margaret, at college, and they were married in 1969. They have two children and five granddaughters.

Along with his many duties as acting chair, Mr. Handyside continues to perform 25 to 30 observations each semester as director of field experiences. “It is my responsibility to build relationships with Christian and public schools,” says Mr. Handyside. “I evaluate and grade the student teachers.” In addition, Mr. Handyside teaches education seminar and secondary and middle school teaching methods.

Dr. Christine Lincoln

Dr. Christine Lincoln brings both academic and practical skills to her classes. She taught in an elementary school for 20 years, but also earned a master’s degree and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her experience prior to coming to Maranatha in 2011 also includes being chair of an Elementary Education Department. “I love helping my students acquire the tools they will need to be successful in the classroom,” Dr. Lincoln said. “My desire is to train quality Christian teachers.”

Jeff Pill

Maranatha men’s soccer coach Jeff Pill teaches several courses in the Physical Education and Health, Coaching, and Sport Management programs. Coach Pill previously served as Women’s National Staff Coach for U.S. Soccer and assistant coach for the U19 National Team. He also helped train the 1996 U.S. Women’s Olympic team. Pill’s teams at The Derryfield School in New Hampshire won 69 consecutive games and claimed seven consecutive state championships (1986-1992).