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Reina to be new superintendent of Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District
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Reina to be new superintendent of Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District

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James M. Reina has been approved as the new superintendent of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District.

Reina, who is currently the principal at Oakcrest High School in Hamilton Township, will succeed John Keenan, who will retire Dec. 31.

The Greater Egg Board of Education hired the New Jersey School Boards Association to help complete the search for a superintendent of the district that includes Oakcrest, Absegami and Cedar Creek high schools.

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According to a news release, Reina has worked in the district since 2001 as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. He is in his 16th year as an administrator for the district, and 12th as a principal.

Also in the release, Reina spoke of the challenges facing so many people during these difficult times, but he believes there exists a great opportunity for education to evolve as the school community moves forward with the new skills and abilities they have developed.

Reina completed a bachelor’s degree in history at Rowan University in 2001 and a master’s degree in school administration in 2005 from the same school. His is married to Christine Reina and has two daughters.

A search for the next principal of Oakcrest will begin immediately, the release states.

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Absegami's Alexsia Ferragame #8 battle for the ball against Oakcrest's Paige Aiken #7, left and Rachel Carson #1, right during the first half …

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Absegami’s Alexsia Ferragame #8 battle for the ball against Oakcrest’s Skylar Mooney #24 during the first half of field hockey game at Absegam…

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Absegami’s Brooke Felix, left, and Oakcrest’s Rachel Carson fight for a loose ball during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Galloway Towns…

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Absegami's Brooke Felix #13 battle for the ball against Oakcrest's Jordan Palmeri #28 during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami H…

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Absegami's Isabella Quarton #1 battle for the ball against Oakcrest's Paige Aiken #7, during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami H…

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Oakcrest’s Sadie Crispell tries to keep the ball from Absegami’s Isabella Quarton during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Galloway Townsh…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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Absegami's against Oakcrest's during the first half of field hockey game at Absegami High School Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. Edward Lea Staff Phot…

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