Dr. Hoyt Reed began his career in education as a classroom teacher and coach at Pleasant Hill High. In 1955, he became Principal of Marthaville High School until 1965 when he began working for the State Department of Education in Baton Rouge. In 1967, Reed joined the faculty in Northwestern State’s Department of Education. After serving as the Superintendent of Natchitoches Parish Schools, he helped implement and then became Director of Northwestern State’s Department of Continuing Education until his retirement in 1981.