Vicki Hollinshead – Dean of the School of Education
Vicki Hollinshead, professor, currently serves as dean of the School of Education. She holds an A.A. in general education from Emmanuel College, a B.S.Ed. in elementary education and M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D. in middle grades education from the University of Georgia. She taught reading, language arts and social studies to middle school students for 19-plus years in public schools in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. She came to Emmanuel in January 1997 as an instructor in Middle Grades Education. Her research interests include service learning, preservice teacher education, and instructional strategies. Vicki and her husband, Tom, live in Hart County and attend Providence United Methodist Church. They have four children.
Tammy Foster –
Dr. Tammy Foster, assistant professor in the School of Education, currently serves as the coordinator for the Early Childhood Education program. She holds a B.S.Ed. in Special Education and a M.ED. in Interrelated Special Education from the University of Georgia, Ed.S in Teaching and Learning and Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. She taught at the preschool, elementary, and high school levels for 20 years in Georgia schools and served as the Special Education Director in Franklin County for 10 years. In addition to Special Education certification, she holds certification in preschool handicapped education, reading education, and educational leadership. Her research interests include academic resilience and school success, instructional coaching, and instructional strategies.
Tammy serves on the Franklin First Readers Community Action Team, promoting the importance of early literacy. She serves as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Boyd Outz Learning Center Afterschool Program. She and her husband, Randy, live in Lavonia and attend Lavonia First Baptist Church. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Cyndee Phillips – School of Education Assessment Coordinator
Dr. Cyndee Phillips is the Assessment Coordinator for Emmanuel College SOE and an adjunct professor. She holds a BA degree from Emmanuel College, a MEd degree from Brenau University, a EdS in Leadership and Supervision from Clemson University, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. She spent 32 years in K-12 public education, having taught middle grades (5th – all content areas through 8th – science, ELA, and reading) for 14 years and as curriculum director and Assistant Superintendent for the past 18 years. Cyndee retired from the Franklin County School System in the spring of 2018. She is married to Dr. David Phillips, a retired middle school Engineering and Technology teacher and has two adult children. Courtney, and her husband Joshua both teach in Madison County Schools and have a 2-year-old daughter, Annabeth. Grayson is a graduate assistant in organic chemistry at Kennesaw State University and his wife, Victoria, is an elementary art teacher in Fulton County. Cyndee, her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and son all attended Emmanuel College.
Cyndee serves on the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce board, and is chairperson of the Education Committee. She also leads the Leadership Franklin and Youth Leadership Franklin programs for the Chamber. She is also a board member for The Ark. Cyndee and her husband attend Ekklesia Centre in Royston.
Pam Carroll- School of Education Professor
Mrs. Amy Hancock has been an educator for 19 years and currently teaches English/Language Arts at Commerce Middle School. Prior to her return to public schools, she spent four years teaching World Literature, British Literature, and AP English at Athens Christian School. She holds a B.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Education, and a M.Ed. and Ed.S. in English Education from the University of Georgia. She taught full-time at Emmanuel College from 2010 until 2015, where she split her time between the English Department and the School of Education. Mrs. Hancock lives in Colbert with her husband, Jeff, and their children, Emily, Anna, and Eli. She attends Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Danielsville, where she serves as Children’s Minister.
Lavon Grizzle –
1999- Athens Technical College: Diploma- Early Childhood Education
Latana Coile –
Mrs. Latana Coile served 30 years as a secondary education teacher at Franklin and Madison County High Schools before retiring in 2016. During her career, Mrs. Coile taught Social Studies, served as a Secondary Education Instructional Coach and Gifted Coordinator, and coached basketball and softball.
Presently, in addition to her adjunct work at Emmanuel, Mrs. Coile serves as the Testing Coordinator and Instructional Coach for the Madison campus of Foothills Education Charter High School in Danielsville, Georgia. She currently holds a Georgia certification in P-5 Elementary Education and Georgia 6-12 certifications in Behavioral Science; Economics; Geography; Gifted In-Field; History; and Political Science. Mrs. Coile has also completed GA DOE training as a Teacher Support Specialist; Instructional Coach; and 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 was selected by her students as STAR Teacher seven times, by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year twice, and as the System (Madison County) Teacher of the Year. She is a graduate of Emmanuel College, the University of Georgia, and Piedmont College.
Mrs. Coile and her husband, Robin, reside in the Shiloh community of Madison County and have a daughter (Lori) and grandson (Ethan). In her spare time, Mrs. Coile enjoys reading and relaxing on the screened porch, outdoor activities, watching Carolina Tarheel basketball games, and being “Nana C” to the most handsome red-headed young man around.