Born and raised in New York City, Mr.Reina never anticipated how far his teaching career would take him. After graduating from St.John's University, he began teaching at a Catholic school in East Harlem where he remained even after moving out to Long Island. He continued his education at Hofstra University where he received his masters degree while continuing to teach science at a Catholic school in Nassau County.
Eventually, the school closed down which led to his present position,
teaching science for the last ten years here at St.Patrick School.