Meet the Acting Chair
David Handyside was named Interim Director of the School of Education in the summer of 2014. He received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision. He is currently the Maranatha representative of both the Wisconsin Improvement Program and the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. “The opportunity to share God’s Word and apply that to teacher training is satisfying and enjoyable,” Handyside said. “Watching future teachers mature in their profession is extremely rewarding.”
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.
School of Education Faculty
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.”
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).