Reina Nagai joined The Gooden School in 2021 as the reading specialist for kindergarten through fifth grade. She attended Biola University where she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in biblical studies. She also recently obtained her master’s degree in teaching. Born in Japan and raised in Hawaii, Ms. Nagai has a passion for diversity and enjoys sharing her unique intercultural experiences with others.
Prior to her time at Gooden School, she worked as a barista for about five years. During her free time, Ms. Nagai enjoys going to the beach, watching scary movies, traveling, trying new coffee shops, and making playlists.