Christin O’Cuddehy
Medical Science 10 & 12


I teach Senior Medical English and Senior Government/Economics, and I’m thrilled to be starting another year at HPHS!

I am passionate about Health and Healthcare as a Social Justice issue, and my students can expect to address questions of equity and access on a regular basis. All of my classes have a strong focus on communication, both written and oral, and each grade level will complete at least one civic action project over the course of the year.

Herson Perez
Spanish I and II & Medical Spanish


Hola, my name is Herson Pérez.  I have been teaching Spanish for ten years at Health Professions High School. This year I’ll be teaching levels 1, 2, and Medical Spanish. I received a Masters degree in Spanish from California State University Sacramento.  I enjoy reading and exercising. My favorite writers are Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. My favorite musical is, of course, Hamilton. My favorite food is almond butter and my favorite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude. Viva HPHS!

Richard Reyes
Physical Education


Hello, My name is Richard Reyes. This is my first year at Health Profession High School, and I’m very excited to be here, and to work with this wonderful staff. I teach Physical Education for 9th and 12th graders. I also coach volleyball at HPHS and McClatchy HS in the fall.

I look forward to teaching everything from nutrition, biomechanics of human anatomy, sports, and much more. 

I enjoy traveling and learning new cultures, camping, swimming, boating, golfing, and spending quality time with my friends, sisters, nieces and nephews.


Eric Richards
Special Day Class Instructor (SDC)


Mr. Richards celebrates his 21st year of teaching students with special needs this school year. Mr. Richards holds a BA and MA in US History from UC Riverside and completed his special education teaching credential program at San Francisco State University. He is a proud father and husband. He enjoys camping and outdoor activities and is known to take super-long hikes at the drop of a hat!

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