By Adrienne Harris
When Reine De Ciel was a teenager, getting an education seemed impossible.
“I got kicked out of every school in Fairfield and almost got kicked out of Sem Yeto (continuation school), too,” she said. “I was a really bad kid.”
Back then her name was Regina Scott, and she had a violent streak. Now 44, she goes by De Ciel and has a doctorate degree.
Disciplinary problems plagued De Ciel when she was a teen and she landed expulsions at Mary Bird, Fairfield and Armijo high schools in the 1980s.