Dear Reagan HS Parents/Guardians:
I am Dr. Charles Reininger, Jr. and I would like to introduce myself as the newly appointed principal of Reagan High School. I am excited to be joining you! I have been the principal at Tex Hill Middle School the past five years and was at Churchill High School prior, where I served as assistant principal for two years. Before WC, I started my NEISD journey serving as assistant principal at Bush Middle School from 2008-2015.
San Antonio born, I am the eldest son of five children by Charles and Carolyn Reininger, Central Catholic and Providence graduates. I am the fortunate husband to Sandra Garza Reininger. We have two children, Nicholle and Charles III. Tennis is a large part of Sandy's world beyond her extraordinary devotion to her family, and I am an avid saltwater fisherman and enjoy hunting and playing golf. I came to NEISD after 17 years as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas, and one year as a middle school campus assistant Principal in Alice, Tx. I maintain Texas educator certification in teaching, counseling, principalship, and superintendency. I lettered in track & field at the University of Texas Austin, earned a BA (Speech Comm, English) and an M.Ed. (Counseling) at the University of Texas-RGV. I completed doctoral studies at the University of Houston in Curriculum and Instruction.
I am an energetic, gregarious, and serious individual who believes that there is no more important vocation than actively participating in the development of our youth. I believe in a
team concept and am collaborative, respectful, and demanding. I believe in delivering a positive and caring attitude, and in implementing best practices through a “360 Degree” approach to developing our students.
I encourage your student to participate in their high school experience as fully as possible. During this time of exploring and honing talents and passions, we look for them to develop a sense of pride in their efforts and in representing Reagan High School. I would also encourage and invite parents to actively participate in their student’s education by joining our Reagan PTA and keeping aware of the various opportunities for volunteering. Please make use of Skyward Family Access to monitor your student’s grades, and contact our teachers, counselors, or assistant principals with concerns you may have about your student.
NEISD is a meaningful part of my family, and I am proud to be joining the Reagan High School community. I look forward to meeting both you and your student, and I look forward to great years to come at Ronald Reagan High School!
Dr. Charles G. Reininger, Jr.
Principal, Reagan High School