Gaylord E. ("Smitty") Smith

19880 Plainview Drive

Prunedale, CA 93907-1234

(831) 663-1035








A part-time teaching job in Spanish or English as a Second Language.




Clear Bilingual Certificate of Competence (Spanish), issued 2/24/92 & valid for life.


Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credential, valid until 2/1/2112.


Professional Clear Single Subject Credential (Spanish, supplementary authorization in World History & Literature), valid until 2/1/2112.




Not including U.C. Extension or courses at Foothill & Ca–ada Colleges, all before 1990.

  8/99-6/01, 8/05-date

Hartnell College, Salinas, CA: multimedia, web design, music theory, voice & piano.


San Josˇ State University: Credential Program, also Bilingual Ed. & Ed. Ad. courses.


Stanford University: doctoral studies in Spanish, Portuguese & Humanities. At times was a TA in Spanish and World Literature.


University of Texas at Austin: M.A. in Spanish, Aug. 24, 1964. Also TA in Spanish.


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: B.A. in Spanish, June 8, 1960; graduate work in Ibero-American Studies & Law.




Not including teaching assistantships (see Education) or non-teaching jobs.

             8/01 to 6/04

Bilingual Resource Teacher, Santa Rita Elementary School, Salinas, CA.  Also served as Santa Rita Union School District Bilingual Coordinator.

               summer 01

Summer School Teacher, Prunedale School, Prunedale, CA.  5th grade low readers.

             8/92 to 6/99

Title One Bilingual Reading Teacher, La Joya Elementary School, Salinas, CA.  Set up and directed H.O.S.T.S., a remedial reading program using adult & student volunteers. Also small group instruction in ESL and remedial reading.

               summer 95

Migrant Ed. Teacher, Santa Rita School, Salinas, CA.  Bilingual class for 6th & 7th graders.

      summers 91 & 92

English Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Atherton, CA. Bridge (minority students) Program.

             8/91 to 6/92

Spanish Teacher, Porterville High School, Porterville, CA.

             9/90 to 6/91

ESL Teacher (part-time), Santa Clara Unified School District, Santa Clara, CA.

             9/69 to 6/91

Foreign Language Teacher (Spanish & French), Menlo School, Atherton, CA 93907.  Also History, English Study Skills (summer program), Photography & PE.  Served as Foreign Language Chair.  Recruited candidates for minority student scholarships.

             8/64 to 6/65

Lecturer in Humanities, University of Puerto Rico at R’o Piedras. 

             7/62 to 9/62

Instructor of Portuguese (to Peace Corps volunteers), University of Oklahoma at Norman.



Additional info:

Near native fluency in Spanish, fairly competent in French and Portuguese.


Own & use a Macintosh computer: competent in HTML; Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier; Macromedia Director; and Coda Music Finale.  Also have used Windows.


Extensive travel in Mexico, Europe (especially Spain, Italy & Greece), Central America, Cuba, South America (especially Brazil).




Jim Fontana, Superintendent, Santa Rita School District, 56 Russell Road, Salinas, CA 93906; (831) 443-7200; jfontana@monterey.k12.ca.us.


Josˇ Garc’a, Principal, Santa Rita Elementary School, 2014 Santa Rita St., Salinas, CA 93906; (831) 443-7221; jgarcia@monterey.k12.ca.us.


William McPhaul, Foreign Language Chair, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton, CA 94027; work: (650) 688-3856, home: (650) 216-6659.


Miss Mary Stefan, Principal, La Joya Elementary School, 55 Rogge Road, Salinas, CA 93906; (831) 443-7216; mstefan@monterey.k12.ca.us.