MA, Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois
BS, Elementary Education, Cedarville University
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About Mr. Handyside
David Handyside was raised in Fairport, New York, and attended Cedarville University after high school graduation. He met his wife, Margaret, at college and married her in 1969. They have two children. Their daughter, Kimberly Dawley, graduated in Elementary Education from Maranatha in 1996. She and her husband, Jon, have three girls: Jenna, Keira, and Olivia. Timothy Handyside and his wife, Valerie, have two daughters, Carly and Molly. Tim works for Voss Lighting and is in the pocess of starting a church in Missouri.
As Director of Teacher Education Field Experiences, Mr. Handyside administers all of the pre-student teaching and student teaching clinical experience. His wife works in the same office and oversees the sophomore and junior field work areas while he concentrates on student teaching placements and observations. Mr. Handyside does 25 to 30 observations each semester and appropriate faculty, including Mrs. Handyside, do the rest of the needed student observations. “It is my responsibility to build relationships with Christian and public schools,” says Mr. Handyside. “I evaluate and grade the student teachers.” He also aids college faculty by observing their classes. These observations are for faculty promotion and professional growth purposes. Mr. Handyside says, “We all learn together.” In addition, Mr. Handyside teaches Education Seminar for seniors and two education methods classes. His office acts as the placement service for the education students and alumni.
“Family is very important,” Mr. Handyside says. “I enjoy many sports, but I have loved Bible study, serving in the local church, and teaching Sunday school.”
Mr. Handyside and his wife attend Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, where he serves as a deacon, assists with the calling ministry, and teaches the Honeymooners (newly married) Sunday school class.