Anita Smith, Spanish
Office, RR 106
Mrs. Smith received her undergraduate degree in the Teaching of Spanish from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During part of her senior year at the University of Illinois, she lived in Mexico City, Mexico where she attended the Universidad Ibero-Americana.
After returning to the United States, Mrs. Smith then taught Spanish in the public schools in Clearwater, Florida until moving with her husband and two sons to Wingate, North Carolina.
Mrs. Smith then received her Masters of Arts in Spanish from Winthrop University. At the same time, she taught at Wingate University. Before moving to Greenville, North Carolina, Mrs. Smith taught at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina for five years. She is currently Lead Spanish Instructor here at Pitt Community College where she has taught for nine years.
Other Spanish-related travels for Mrs. Smith include two trips to Spain and also trips to Guatemala and Ecuador.
She is currently a member of the Foreign Language Instructors in Community Colleges. On campus she is a member of the Global Education Committee. She has made presentations at various organizations, published a syllabus for UNC, and is co-editor of a grant-supported study about the teaching of Latinos in the Community College.
One of Mrs. Smith's greatest interests is the Latino community in North Carolina. As a result, she has translated frequently for a local Hispanic church and participated in local Latino events such as the International Festival.