Principal's Message

Picture Principal Christina Hirales

Hello Fairhaven Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am honored to be able to come back to my hometown and serve my community in the Orange Unified School District.  I have been an educator for 23 years and I understand the value of how education can change lives.  My father was a migrant worker and he knew from a very young age that he wanted his children to go to college, an opportunity not afforded to him at that time.  I am grateful for his example, as well as my mother's, of hard work, integrity, and service.  I hope to exemplify these same traits combined with the great education I received in this district that has helped me get to where I am today.  I am a proud parent of seven children and have been happily married for 27 years.  I understand the important and challenging balance between work and home.  

My vision is that all children, regardless of socioeconomic status, have access to quality instruction in a place that is conducive to learning.  During this historical time in education, I understand the concerns facing all of us regarding safety, quality education, and socio-emotional components students need.  Together with the great team at Fairhaven, we will work to overcome these challenges the best way we can!  I look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure ALL Fairhaven Falcons soar!

Warm Regards,
Mrs. Hirales