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Jennifer Graves
Jennifer Graves is honored and thrilled to be the principal of Edison High School.  She has been in education for over 20 years.  Prior to Edison, Mrs. Graves had been in various districts as a Physical Education and US History Teacher, a Dean of Student Activities, and an Assistant Principal.  Mrs. Graves received her Bachelors of Science degree at California State University of Fullerton and her Master’s degree in Education Administration at National University.  Mrs. Graves’ passion for education and building an environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed is at the heart of everything she believes.  Her goal is for all students to be connected during their time at Edison.  She hopes that these four years at Edison will be memories students will cherish for the rest of their lives.  Edison is a special place where we strive in Academics, Athletics, Arts and Activities.  Come and be a part of something amazing!
Andrea Atkinson
Assistant Principal
Ms. Atkinson earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles (Go Bruins!), and her M.A. in psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 2017 she completed her Administrative Credential through the joint HBUHSD and CSULB program. 
Ms. Atkinson has worked as the district's New Teacher Induction Facilitator since 2017, and most recently was the Activities TOSA and ASB Advisor at Fountain Valley High School.  Prior to FV, she taught English at Valley Vista Continuation High School and John C. Fremont High School (LAUSD).  She believes in the importance of the work we do serving students and communities, and is honored to be a Charger! 

Andrea grew up in Huntington Beach, and graduated from HBHS in 1994.  She lives in the area with her husband Jim and three daughters Lillian (15), Claire (12), and Alex (9).  On weekends you can find her running kids to soccer and volleyball games, sneaking in a yoga class, or curling up in the backyard with a good book. 


John Bennett
Assistant Principal

John Bennett graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University and a Master's Degree in English from Cal State Fullerton.  He began his career in education in Palau, Micronesia, where he taught high school English.  After three years, he returned home and worked in Santa Ana as an English teacher and department chairperson, first at Willard Intermediate School and then at Segerstrom High School, where he eventually became the TOSA. 

Mr. Bennett served as assistant principal at Villa Fundamental Intermediate School for three years, where he oversaw counseling, master schedule, special education, professional development and a variety of other programs. 

He began working in HBUHSD during the 2016-2017 school year as the assistant principal of guidance at Westminster High School and is currently the assistant principal of curriculum at Edison High School. 

Mr. Bennett and his family are long-time residents of the HBUHSD community.  They enjoy spending time in Huntington Beach and the surrounding areas.  Two of Mr. Bennett's passions, outside of educational leadership, include music and surfing. He has been playing the drums since ninth grade and surfing since 2012. 


Kevin Fairman
Assistant Principal

Kevin Fairman, Edison Alumni, Class of 1987 & CIF Football Champion 1985, has had the pleasure of working in education for over 23 years. Prior to Edison, Mr Fairman worked at Marina High School where served as an Assistant Principal of Activities, Athletics and Special Education and Ocean View High School where he was a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) working as a CTE Teacher and Activities Director . He is a proud alumnus of Eastern Michigan University, where he played Football and Track & Field while earning his Bachelor of Business Administration.  Mr. Fairman obtained his teaching credential from Concordia University and his Master of Arts in Education along with his Administrative Services Credential from National University. 

Mr. Fairman has been married for over 8 years to his wonderful wife Brooke and has a beautiful daughter named Marley.  He loves sports, music, traveling, hanging out in his hometown of Huntington Beach and overall having fun with his friends and family.

Joe Loomis
Special Programs Administration
Special Abilities Cluster

Mr. Loomis is a graduate of Cal State University San Marcos and the University of California Irvine.  

Mr. Loomis comes into this administrative role having taught fifteen years in the classroom–ten of which have been within the HBUHSD district at Westminster and Edison High School.  Throughout his time in the classroom, he has taught both mild/moderate and moderate/severe special education.  During his time in the SAC program, he taught students in the CORE and LINC programs.  Last year he stepped out of the classroom and served in a leadership position at Westminster High School to assist special education in curriculum development and program improvement. We are thrilled to have him back at Edison leading the SAC Program.

On a personal note, both he and his wife, Kelly, are proud graduates of Edison High School and have been lucky enough to live in Huntington Beach most of their lives.  Their daughter attends kindergarten and is involved in competitive dance.  He wears the badge of “Dance Dad” proudly and can be seen on the weekends moving props during competition season.

Seena Rich
Assistant Principal

Ms. Rich is new to Edison, however not to education, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, or the City of Huntington Beach.  Ms. Rich was raised in a family of educations and was inspired to become a teacher.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Education and a Single Subject Teaching Credential, as well as a Masters in Educational Administration and an Administrative Services Credential, all from California State University, Long Beach.  She is loyal and local!  Ms. Rich has served on countless district committees and awarded numerous honors, notably District Teacher of the year.  Her varied leadership experience at the site level ranges from Department Chair to the Coordinator for Programs for English Language Learners at Valley Vista High School.  She has experience with a wide range of students and has dedicated the time and energy it takes to build robust and long-lasting relationships with staff and families.  She is optimistic, and committed to work hard, collaborate and stay focused on what is best for students.  She has an open door policy and welcomes input and ideas!  There is always time to connect with Ms. Rich.