Carl Davis, assistant professor in the School of Education, currently serves as coordinator of the Middle Grades Program. He holds an A.A. from Emmanuel and a B.S. in geology, M.Ed. in science education and Ed.S. in middle grades education from the University of Georgia. He is a retired educator, having taught 30 years in Georgia schools. Carl and his wife, Jene, reside in Hart County and attend Beulah Pentecostal Holiness Church. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
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Amy Hancock joined the English department in 2010 as an adjunct instructor. She recently became a full-time faculty member and will be teaching courses for both the English department and the School of Education. She earned an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in English education at the University of Georgia, where she also received a B.S.Ed. in early childhood education. Amy enjoys historical fiction and adolescent literature. She has 5 years of teaching experience in Georgia public schools. She taught at the elementary level for three years and spent two years teaching 11th and 12th grade English and literature. After the birth of her twin daughters, Amy began teaching part-time at the preschool level and served as co-director at Jones Chapel Preschool for 6 years. She currently serves as the children’s minister at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Danielsville, Ga. She resides in Colbert with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.
Judy Scranton, assistant professor of early childhood education, holds an M.A.Ed. from Purdue University and has taught 18 years in early childhood classrooms. Over the last several years, she has spoken at national and international conferences about important issues in education. She has authored a structural analysis curriculum titled “How to Divide and Conquer All Those Big, Bad Words.” She is the mother of five grown children and grandmother to two beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies are reading and being with her family. She is married to Dr. Bruce Scranton, who also teaches at Emmanuel College.
Karen C. Senkbeil, assistant professor of education and director of field experience, received her B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. in early childhood education from the University of Georgia and her Ed.S. in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. She taught for 31 years at Hartwell Elementary School.
Karen and her family are members of First Baptist Church of Hartwell. She is also a member of Hartwell Service League, Bell Family YMCA, and Ga. Association of Field Directors. Karen and her husband, Van, have four sons: Jeremy, Caleb, Luke and Zachary; and one granddaughter, Holland Larke Senkbeil.
Rick Wilson, assistant professor of health and physical education, holds a B.A. degree in physical education and health as well as a M.Ed. in physical education from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. degree in athletic administration from Northcentral University in Arizona. Rick came to Emmanuel from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, where he served as assistant professor of health and human performance and head cross country and track coach. Originally from Ohio, Rick taught Pre-K through 12th grade physical education and served as the athletic director for 9 years at Heartland Christian School in Columbiana, Ohio and has also coached cross country and track teams at Salem High School in Salem, Ohio and at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois.
Rick and his wife, Mary, have two wonderful children, Amani and Samara. They feel incredibly blessed to be part of the family and ministry of Emmanuel College and thank God for the opportunity to serve in a community where faith and scholarship are blended in the pursuit of excellence. The “Wilson family runners” are a very close family and enjoy doing everything together, with running, camping, and swimming being some of their favorite recreational activities.
Pam is a retired teacher from the Hart County School System with thirty-four years of experience in the elementary school grades, K-5. After serving twenty-seven years as a classroom teacher, she became the Title I Specialist for five years; whereas, her final two years of employment were spent as Elementary Academic Coach. Pam and her husband have two, grown children. Her son, Chris, is an investigator with the Hart County Sheriff's Department, and her daughter, MacKenzie, is a registered nurse at Athens Regional Medical Center. Pam's husband owns and operates Carroll Furniture Co., Inc. in Royston. They are active members of First Baptist Church Hartwell and her hobbies include reading, event planning, and coordinating weddings. Pam says, "I am so excited about this new adventure with which God has blessed me! I truly believe that teaching is the hardest job you'll ever do, but it is certainly the easiest to love!"
Mrs. Latana Coile has been in education for 27 years and presently serves as an Instructional Coach/Social Studies teacher at Madison County High School in Danielsville, GA. Mrs. Coile presently holds Georgia 6-12 certifications in Behavioral Science; Economics; Geography; Gifted In-Field; History; and Political Science, as well as Early Childhood Education. She has also completed training as a Teacher Support Specialist; Instructional Coach; Co-Teacher and is approved by the College Board as an Advanced Placement U.S. History and Psychology instructor. During her teaching career, Mrs. Coile has been selected STAR Teacher seven times, School Teacher of the Year twice, and System (Madison County) Teacher of the Year. A graduate of Emmanuel College, the University of Georgia, and Piedmont College, Mrs. Coile is presently an EDD candidate at Piedmont College. Mrs. Coile and her husband, Robin, reside in the Shiloh community of Madison County.
Tammy Foster earned a B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Georgia and an Ed.S. from Piedmont College; she serves as the special education director for the Franklin County school system.
Judy Lawson serves as an adjunct in the School of Education in the early childhood program. She retired from teaching elementary school children and holds a B.S.Ed in Early Childhood Education from Emmanuel College, and a Masters and a Specialist degree from Piedmont College. She lives in Lavonia, Georgia with her husband, and has two adult children.
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Dr. Morgan earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of Georgia.
Cyndee Phillips is an adjunct professor in the School of Education. This year she is teaching Assessment for Learning, which focuses on the variety of assessments that teacher education program candidates will use in their course of study. She is also employed by the Franklin County Board of Education as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Student Services, a central office administrative position. She is also a member of the Georgia Association of Curriculum Instructional Specialists (GACIS) and serves on the Board of Directors. Other professional organizations Cyndee is part of include the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL), Learning Forward, Association for Supervisors of Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.
Cyndee received her AA in Liberal Arts from Emmanuel College in 1981 and her BA in Religion from Emmanuel College School of Christian Ministries in 1983. She received a Master’s of Education degree in Middle Grades Education from Brenau University in 1993. Cyndee received her Educational Specialist’s degree from Clemson University in Educational Leadership in 1998. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.
Cyndee previously taught fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students for 16 years, and has been a Board of Education administrator for the past eleven years. She also teaches graduate level gifted endorsement courses for Pioneer RESA.
Cyndee is married to Dr. David C. Phillips, also an alumnus of Emmanuel College (1982), and is the mother of two children, Courtney Callicutt (and her husband Josh), EC alumni, class of 2010 and Grayson (sophomore at Lee University). The family attends Ekklesia Centre Church in Royston, GA, where she serves on the Praise and Adoration Worship Team, teaches children’s church, and hosts a Covenant Group on Sunday evenings.