Department Directory

First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Multimedia Specialist
Administrative Assistant
Rebecca M.
Director of Communications
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Meet the Staff
  •  Rebecca M. Villarreal, APR, Director of Communications for New Braunfels ISDRebecca M. Villarreal, APR, became the NBISD 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 Central Area Vice President. 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 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.

    You may contact her at (830) 643-5762 or via email at rmvillarreal@nbisd.org.

  • Ralph BisseyRalph Bissey joined the Communications Department in September 2018. In this role, he provides support for both the internal and external multimedia needs of the district and campuses, with a focus on video content, graphic design, photography, web content and district publications. He also assists the department with written materials for district publications, event planning and social media.

    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 daughters.
  • Gaye McCoy, Administrative AssistantGaye Lynn McCoy joined the Communications Department in August 2014 as the Administrative Assistant for the Communications Department.

    In this role, she assists the Director of Communications in day-to-day administrative duties including marketing and sales of ads for the newly launched e-Blast program to parents and employees.McCoy joined NBISD after leaving DPS as a Customer Service Representative II in the Driver’s License Division.

    She is an avid outdoorsman, lifelong New Braunfels resident and graduate of New Braunfels High School. She spends her free time with family and friends enjoying New Braunfels and events in the surrounding area.

    You will also find her at volleyball games cheering on her daughter and the remainder of the Unicorn Varsity Volleyball team. Her daughter graduated in the 2018 Class of New Braunfels High School.

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