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Mrs. Wendy Smith » Wendy Lane Smith, bio

Wendy Lane Smith, bio

Mrs. Wendy Smith is entering her 22nd year with the Red Lion Area School District.  She is beginning her 6th year teaching 5th grade at Larry J. Macaluso Elementary School.  She teaches reading and social studies. Mrs. Smith currently coaches the Girls on the Run program for grades 3-6.   Prior to teaching fifth grade she traught K-8 gifted support with the district, where she was a co-author of the Mindflex program, which was designed for gifted students in grades 6 and 7.  She is certified to teach kindergarten through 6th grade students in any subject.  She holds an additional certification in K-12 Art.  Prior to teaching in the Red Lion Area School district, she taught taught at the Vanguard School in Paoli, Pennsylvania.  Prior to becoming a teacher, Mrs. Smith sang opera. While volunteering in a school "buddy" program in Austin, Texas, she decided to pursue a career in education.
Mrs. Smith graduated from the College of Wooster in 1984 with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.  She earned her Master of Music degree (Opera) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. She earned her Master of Education degree from Cabrini College in 1990.  
When she is not teaching, Mrs. Smith enjoys silver work, painting and reading.  She also volunteers as a run coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.  She enjoys running half marathons and marathons as well as bicycling. She shares all these activities with her husband.  She and her husband, Tom Maganas,  "forgot" to have children of their own, but they have served as legal guardian for several young people over the years. You cannot spend too much time with Mrs. Smith without hearing about her two dogs, Angus and Enzo.

Recent Posts


Dear Parents and Guardians,
Conference time is fast approaching. I am aware that you were only able to schedule a conference with your child's homeroom teacher.  I also know that reading is very important.  I will post a schedule of my free times outside my classroom door and if you would like to speak with me, you are welcome to come; no appointment necessary.  Also, if you would like to have a phone conference I am happy to arrange that. If your child is in my homeroom and you would like to schedule a conference, you can do so in Skyward. If you have any difficulty you can call the school office and they can help you. 

Tuesday folders are now Friday folders.

For my homeroom, our Tuesday folders will now be coming home on Friday.  This seems to work better for me.  Everything else will remain the same.  If a time sensitive paper is to go home, I will send it on the day it is to be handed out and the students will not take the folders.  The goal is to sign and return the folders over the weekend and send them back Monday.