PBIS Parent Bios

Michelle Villarreal

“My name is MichelleVillarreal.  I have 6 children, 3 atElmwood School.  I love to volunteer mytime at Elmwood.  I think PBIS is a greatidea and I enjoy being able to help make our schools become a better place tolearn.”

Kim Rittenhouse

Kim Rittenhouse holds abachelor’s degree in Nursing from Loyola University, and has been married toLarry for 24 years. In 1995, she left the field of nursing to come home andraise and teach her children.  She had 13years of experience homeschooling her children before embarking on her family’spublic school journey. Kim Rittenhouse is a parent of 10:  four Elmwood students, (3 boys, one girl),one ZCMS student, (girl) two New Tech @ ZB East students (boy and girl), andthree other adult sons. In the four years since enrolling her children inDistrict 6 and HS District 126 schools, Kim has volunteered her time in theclassroom, and is an active PTO member. For three years, she has been a parent representative on the ElmwoodPBIS Team, has been to a state conference, a regional conference and one localconference.  She is a firm believer thatparents must take the number one role in their student’s life as their child’sfirst and most important teacher, trainer, advocate and cheerleader.