Andrea Nguyen, Executive Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 713-740-0288

Kathy Richardson, Admin Assistant

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 713-740-0034


Andrea Bio

Andrea’s role with PISDEF started in January 2020. After a decade-long career in news, working for ABC13, NBC25, FOX6, and CW39, Andrea’s passion for children led her to segue to education. She spent eight years teaching high school in Pasadena ISD before getting her Master’s Degree and becoming the district’s Director of Community Relations and Executive Director of the Education Foundation. Andrea has a deep love and gratitude for the district she serves, she says because Pasadena ISD made her who she is today and allowed her and her family a better way of life when they came to the United States as Vietnamese Boat Refugees. Andrea is absolutely committed to serving her community, helping to bring the PISDEF directors’ vision to fruition, being the best steward of donors’ funds, cultivating positive relationships with sponsors and donors, and supporting Pasadena ISD. Andrea says her top guiding principles are: service, integrity, transparency, and accountability. When she’s not advocating for students and teachers, this Pasadena HS graduate enjoys volunteering at her church and spending time outdoors with her family.


Kathy Bio

Kathy Richardson spent decades working as an office manager and administrator in the oil and gas industry before her passion to help educators and students led her to join PISDEF in December 2019. Kathy is very proud of both of her children who graduated from Dobie High School and now work for Pasadena ISD. Her son is a campus administrator and her daughter is a teacher. Kathy says her favorite part of the job is knowing that the work she does positively impacts students and teachers across the district. When she’s not at work, Kathy enjoys spending time with her grandkids, attending their sporting events, and traveling with her husband, Charlie.