Title: Director of Special Education (Retired)
Company: District 60
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Pamela Hoty-Jacobsen, Retired Director of Special Education at District 60, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in special education.
With decades of industry experience to her credit, Ms. Hoty-Jacobsen is a compassionate and dedicated educational professional who has devoted her life to educating children with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Commencing her career as a teacher at Strongsville City Schools in Ohio in 1969, she served the school district as a language disabilities teacher for two years before relocating to Pueblo, CO, where she held several roles in the educationally disabled in District 60. From 1973 to 1974, she was an itinerant teacher, followed by a laboratory educator from 1974 to 1977. Thereafter, she served as a resource teacher from 1977 to 1979, emotional and behavior disorder educator from 1979 to 1986, and child study team specialist from 1986 until her retirement from the industry in 1992. During this time, she also lent her expertise as a director of special education at District 60, as well as an educator at Summer Champ Camp Asthmatics in Woodland Park, CO, from 1983 to 1986.
Now retired, Ms. Hoty-Jacobsen spends her spare time contributing to her local church. The parish council president of St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church since 2008, she has also sat on the board of directors of the Pueblo County Historical Society since 2015 and has been an active member of PEO International since 2007 and Pueblo Nature Center since 1981. Earlier in her career, she sat on the nominating committee of the Columbine Council with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America in the mid-1980s, having also served as secretary, president, and board director of the Altrusa Club Pueblo.
To prepare for her illustrious career, Ms. Hoty-Jacobsen pursued formal education at Baldwin Wallace University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 1969. Subsequently, she attended Akron University, completing postgraduate coursework in learning disabilities in 1972. In 1976, she received a Master of Arts in educating handicapped from Adams State University. She has since become a certified elementary principal and administrator, and a certified assessor through the National Association of Secondary School Principals. In 1985, she also authored “Correct and Effective Use of Placement and Procedures for Emotionally Disordered Students.”
In an effort to remain abreast of developments in the industry, Ms. Hoty-Jacobsen has maintained affiliation with numerous professional organizations. Notably serving as the past president and vice president of Phi Delta Kappa between 1985 and 1989, she also associated with the National Association for Female Executives, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Colorado Association of School Executives, where she has been a division educational specialist since 1989. She also retains membership with the Pueblo Country Club, the Pueblo Athletic Club and Delta Kappa Gamma.
In recognition of her outstanding undertakings in education, Ms. Hoty-Jacobsen was honored with a Service Award from the Champ Camp Program and an Honorable Mention Award from the Governor of Colorado. In addition, from 1987 to 1995, she was an IDEA Fellow. Enjoying golfing, hiking, reading, swimming and walking her dog in her spare time, she has been highlighted in Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who of American Women.
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