Hear from Nicole Bhuyan about why teaching is more than a profession.
I teach at Pasadena Independent School District because it is a district that focuses on what is best for all students. I grew up in Pasadena and attended Pasadena schools from kindergarten to high school. I went off to Arkansas to earn my bachelor's degree, but I always knew that Pasadena was home. Pasadena is a big district, with a small town feel. Our administration offers ample amounts of professional development—so that you are always learning the newest strategies or brushing up on classics—and fosters a mission of growth for both teachers and students.
Teaching is a work of the heart: If you love your students, and you are passionate about what you teach, this profession will never feel like work, but more like a mission. My biggest motivation is my students. I teach at a Title 1 school and I know these kids really need me. Many of my students struggle academically and behaviorally, and I work hard to develop a relationship with them that encourages them to be better each day. Once you see a troubled student begin to turn their lives around or the light bulb turn on for a student who struggles academically, you are driven to keep fighting for the success of your kids.
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