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Rebecca M. Villarreal, APR, became the Director of Communications in July 2013. In this role, she serves as the District spokesperson, coordinates media coverage and serves as the information liaison between the school system and the community. She also oversees the marketing and branding of the District one-of-a-kind mascot - the Unicorn.
Villarreal has been a public relations professional since 2000 with a majority of those years in education. She has been a PR professional for organizations such as Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, Time Warner Cable, North East ISD, St. Philip’s College, and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW).
She is an active member of the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) and is currently serving as the At-Large Vice President, Place 1. She is also a member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and was the chapter president in 2011.
Villarreal is a graduate of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas, where she received a Bachelor or Arts degree in Mass and Speech Communication. She earned her master’s degree in Communication Arts from UIW. She received her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2017.
She and her husband, Dr. Albert Villarreal (NBHS ’93), reside in New Braunfels with their three young children.
Ralph Bissey joined the NBISD Communications Department in September 2018. He held the position of Multimedia Specialist for two years before transitioning into the role of Webmaster.
Bissey has worked in video and multimedia production for over 30 years, including at KENS-TV and KABB-TV in San Antonio, The Edit House in Fort Worth, Tarrant County College and with his own video/multimedia business. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/TV/Film. He and his wife Patty have 3 grown daughters.
Kathy Villarreal joined the NBISD Communications Department July 2020. Previously she worked in the nonprofit industry as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. With an extensive customer service background, she has filled a variety of volunteer & job roles across the country, having moved frequently as a military spouse. She is a graduate of Washington State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. Kathy currently resides in New Braunfels with her husband & son.
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