Principal’s Message


Hello Jaguars and Health Professions High School  Friends and Families!

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year! I am proud to serve as Principal of Health Professions High School and passionate about the outstanding educational opportunities and services we are able to provide to our students in a small school setting.

Several of my lifelong passions include healthcare, travel and equity in education. I have a Masters Degree in Education Administration and an Education Specialist Credential, and my undergraduate coursework included many science and nursing courses. Throughout my career in education, I have served in several different capacities, including as a Resource Specialist, Special Education Department Chair, Assistant Principal of a large comprehensive high school, and now as Principal of Health Professions High School. Over the last 13 years in classrooms and schools, I have strived to cultivate programs and communities where all students have equitable opportunities to succeed at high levels. I believe that with high quality teaching, engaging curriculum, and the appropriate support every student is capable of learning, achieving at high levels, and graduating college and career ready! 

HPHS is well known in the Sacramento region as a model Career and Technical Education High School focusing on the Patient Care Pathway. We are proud to partner with local colleges and industry experts to provide students with rich experiences in a variety of healthcare settings. Our students participate in work-based learning opportunities, earn industry certifications and have the opportunity to take college classes. My priority is to provide leadership that will facilitate and support our CTE program, community partnerships, and student engagement and success, all while our Jaguars explore medical professions, earn college credits and enjoy a culturally-relevant and rich high school experience.

Thank you for visiting the Health Professions High School Website. I look forward to a fun and exciting year and for the opportunity to work together to support your student’s success!

If you have questions or need support of any kind please do not hesitate to reach out by calling our our Office at 916-395-5010 or by emailing me directly at:


Holly Buckley