Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Kansas ESL Endorsement Kagan Coaching Certificate
Mrs. Manda Smith
Hi! My name is Manda Smith. I taught kindergarten in Topeka at Scott Magnet Elementary for 9 years. Then I taught first grade at Hillcrest Elementary for 2 years before moving to Sunset Hill 4 years ago. This will be my 15th year in the classroom. I have found that I love the challenges and rewards that first grade brings, so that is where you will find me.
I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2003. I am a big Jayhawk basketball fan. I have 3 sons, ages 15,11, and almost 2 who keep me very busy when I am not at school.
A little fun fact about me, I actually attended Sunset Hill from 3rd grade to 6th grade. I am so excited to start another fantastic year in first grade!