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Pasadena Independent School District

Hear from Nicole Bhuyan about why teaching is more than a profession.

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Meet Nicole Bhuyan

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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.


  • 8th Grade U.S. History Teacher


  • Harding University
  • Lamar University


  • 2017-2018 Pasadena ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year

Teacher Certification Program

  • Harding University

Why I Teach

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.

Pasadena ISD by the numbers

  • 3752

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 50,456

    Engaged Learners

  • 16:1

    Average Student to Teacher Ratio

  • 56,125

    New Teacher Starting Salary

About Pasadena ISD

  • About

    Pasadena is located near downtown Houston and the sunny beaches of Galveston. Pasadena ISD is a great place to make a difference in the lives of children. With an award-winning staff development program and a work/family atmosphere, you will want to make Pasadena the destination to launch your teaching career. In addition, many cultural activities, entertainment and professional sports venues are minutes away in the greater Houston area.

  • Teaching in Pasadena ISD

    Pasadena is, “the largest small town in Texas.” With its size, we are able to offer amazing opportunities to our students and teachers, such as Early College, Connect Program and our amazing state of the art Career and Technical High School, Dr. Kirk Lewis High School. We are the largest personalized learning district across the nation. All new teachers to the District receive a mentor and participate in RISE-Teacher Induction. PISD has a wellness clinic that is free of charge to employees who insured through the district, a reduced rate for all other employees. We are a Title I district so we participate in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

  • Pathways to Teaching in Pasadena ISD

    We have University and Alternative Teaching Certification programs partnerships throughout Houston.

  • Applying to Pasadena ISD

    To apply, you must complete an online application through our website.

    Visit Job Listings to see current openings.

  • For Students

    We have students in our five high schools that are pursuing educational courses through the Public Service Pathway. Some students are members of the TAFE organization.

    Some of Pasadena ISD’s best teachers went to Pasadena ISD schools themselves. If you are a current student or graduate of Pasadena ISD and are interested in coming back to teach in this district, we encourage you to talk to your favorite teachers about their pathway to teaching while also using resources on this website to find the prep program that will prepare you to be an effective and successful educator.

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