Mary Ann Holt


May 2007 Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages
Hattiesburg, MS The University of Southern Mississippi
Puebla, Mexico Double emphasis- Spanish and TESOL
(In coordination with La Universidad de las Américas)

May 2005 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish
Hattiesburg, MS Major: Spanish
Madrid, Spain The University of Southern Mississippi
Highest Honors/Deans and Presidents List (2001-2005)

May 2005 Bachelor of Arts with Music Emphasis
Hattiesburg, MS Major: Music
The University of Southern Mississippi
Highest Honors/Deans and Presidents List (2001-2005)

Professional Experience

2008-Present Instructor of Spanish
Long Beach, MS The University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Coast)
Spanish 101
Spanish 102
Spanish 201
Spanish 202
Spanish 130

2007-2008 Instructor of Spanish (Visiting)
Hattiesburg, MS The University of Southern Mississippi
Spanish 101
Spanish 102
Spanish 201
Spanish 202

Currently involved in language instruction/presentation to
over one hundred each semester.

Teaching and applying various theories of language

2005-2007 Teaching Assistant
Hattiesburg, MS The University of Southern Mississippi
Spanish 101
Spanish 102

Engaged in 6 hours of teaching Spanish to university
students on a weekly basis.

Created and modified lesson plans based on current
theories of language acquisition.

2005-2006 Language laboratory tutor/advisor
Hattiesburg, MS The University of Southern Mississippi

Dictated a tutoring program devoted to the Spanish language on a weekly basis.

2002 English Conversation Tutor
Hattiesburg, MS English Language Institute

Taught conversation class to Japanese/Korean Students

Work Experience

January 2008- Meridian Symphony Orchestra
Present Performs classical and contemporary music part time with
a professional orchestra.

February 2007 Principle Flute/Piccolo
-July 2009 Main Street Baptist Church Orchestra

April-October Server/Expediter
May –December Crescent City Grill, Hattiesburg Mississippi

Participate in customary server duties while presenting excellent customer server skills.

Responsible for food presentation and order accurateness

Experience Abroad

June-July 2006 Cholula/Puebla, México
Summer MATL program
Universidad de las Américas

May-June 2006 San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Extended travel experience

May-July 2004 Madrid, Spain
Enforex Spanish Language Institute
Summer program


2009 USM Representative: 1st Annual Latin Festival
Biloxi, MS

2009 Student Engagement Committee

2008-present Spanish Film Series
Gulf Coast Campus

2007 MFLA Conference Presentation
Stewart, M., Miles, C., & Morris, P. (November 2007). Practical Applications of Conversation Analysis in the Foreign Langauge Classroom. Mississippi Foreign Language Association. Natchez, Mississippi.

2005-2007 Substitute for Spanish Classes; Levels 101-202

Spanish Tutor (101-202)

2006 Translation
Translator for official documents: birth certificate;

Languages and Technology


2008 Attended SETESOL regional conference
Attended MFLA conference
Member of MFLA

2005 Attended Vistas Higher learning online companion training

Familiarity with: Promethean Board/Software
Vistas Supersite 3E
Blackboard course system
Quia (online companion to Vistas 2E and 3E)
FL Teach Listserv

2005 Attended Smart classroom training

Courses Taught

Spanish 101
Spanish 102
Spanish 201
Spanish 202
Spanish 130
English Conversation
Latin Dance (brief session with USM dance appreciation course)

Awards/Extracurricular Activities

2008-present Meridian Symphony Orchestra

2007 Main Street Baptist Church orchestra member

2006-2003 USM Orchestra principle flute/piccolo
Principle player: Mozart Concerto No. 6, No. 9
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker

2006 West Side Story

2005 Principle flutist with Plácido Domingo, Joshua Bell, James
Galway in the USM Symphony Orchestra

2005 Mississippi Youth Orchestra Flute sectional instructor

2005 First Chair USM Wind Ensemble

2003 Mississippi Music Teachers Association -MMTA
First place concerto competition

2001 Mississippi Music Teachers Association
Second Place Junior Division