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. This is my 16th year teaching. I taught kindergarten in Topeka for 9 years first. This is my 7th year teaching first grade in Lawrence. I look forward to embracing all the adventures and challenges that this school year will bring. I miss being in the classroom, but together we will make the best of the situation we are in!

I have 3 sons. My oldest is a junior at Lawrence High. My middle child is a 7th grader at Billy Mills. My youngest will be turning 3 in a few weeks.

Fun facts, I attended Sunset Hill for 3rd grade to 6th grade in the 1980s. My favorite things are chocolate, mexican food, the color green, baking, reading, playing board games and spending time with my boys.