Nevada ACDA President

Kimberly Ritzer
Green Valley High School

Kimberly Barclay Ritzer is in her 25th year as director of the Green Valley High School Choirs in Henderson, Nevada, and in her 26th year as a teacher for the Clark County School District. She is a 1990 graduate of UNLV where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a 2001 graduate of The University of Phoenix with a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. Mrs. Ritzer is currently the Task Force Chair for High School Choir for the Clark County School District and teaches Secondary Choral Methods at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has served two terms as president of the Nevada Music Educators Association and two terms as Nevada ACDA president. Mrs. Ritzer is currently serving her third term as Nevada ACDA President. She has also served as Registration Chair for the Tuscon and Reno ACDA Regional Conferences as well as Reading Session Chair for the ACDA Salt Lake Regional Conference. Under her direction, the Green Valley High School Choirs consistently receive superior ratings at district, regional, state and national festivals. The GVHS Concert Choir performed at the 1998 ACDA Western Division Convention in Reno, the Madrigal Singers performed at the 2005 ACDA National Convention in Los Angeles, the 2009 ACDA National Convention in Oklahoma City, and the 2014 ACDA Western Division Conference in Santa Barbara. In November of 2001, Kim was named the Henderson Chamber of Commerce “Most Outstanding Educator”and in February of 2002 she was named “Nevada Music Educator of the Year”. In November of 2002, Kim was selected as a recipient of the “Clark County School District Excellence in Education” Award. Most recently, she was named “Outstanding Alumni for the College of Fine Arts”by the UNLV Alumni Association.