Regina “Reggie” Behl (1922-2011) was an art teacher in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during the Manhattan Project. Her husband, Hal Behl, worked at the K-25 plant.
Reggie grew up in Long Beach, New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in 1944, the same year that she married Hal, a high school classmate. After Hal was assigned to Oak Ridge in 1945, Reggie joined him there, teaching art at the Highland View Grammar School. Within a year, she was promoted to head art teacher.
After the Manhattan Project, she and Hal raised three boys. Reggie later returned to school and received a master’s degree in painting from California State University at Northridge. A prolific artist and art educator, she was known for teaching “Quick Sketching for Travel” workshops around the country.