My name is Deborah Meltvedt and I teach the 9th grade Foundations for Success class, Medical Science 10 (Public and Global Health) and Medical Science 12 (Behavioral and Mental Health). I have been a teacher at HPHS since it opened in 2005. I love helping students learn about health and medicine and how they can have a voice in their own health care and in the health care of the community. I am also an advisor to the Creative Writing Club and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). Creativity, social justice, and education are important values in my life.
My name is Scott Bruggeman, and this is my third year at Arthur A Benjamin Health Professions High School. I was at Hiram Johnson High School for ten years before coming here, and I was at Rio Americano High School and Elk Grove Charter School before that. I am excited about History/ Social Science and hopefully you will be too after being in my classroom!
Medical Science 9 and Medical Term/Bio 100 College Courses and Foundations for Success
My name is Jennifer Clemens and I teach 9th Medical Science (Basic Anatomy and Physiology), Foundations for Success (articulated with Sacramento City College for college credit if grade earned is an A or B), and college-level Anatomy/Physiology (BIOL 100) and Medical Terminology (AH 110).
Hello I’m Mrs. Bonnie DeBiasio and I teach RSP support both in the GE classroom and small group instruction. and I’ve been a Resource Specialist for the past nine years. I couldn’t be more excited to be starting my second year at HPHS! I love being a part of a school that is so caring of its students and their families.
I graduated from CSU, Chico with a BA in Education and two teaching credentials which include K-6 General Education and K-12 Special Education. I have been married to my husband, Joe for the past nine years and we have two beautiful children ages two and three.
I’ve been a literacy teacher here in Sacramento for 31 years. I’ve taught middle, high and adult language arts and enjoy the relationships built with students at each of those levels. I love helping teenagers find their own way with language through contemporary and challenging reading and writing activities. I especially love watching students get turned on to books when they find just the right story to enjoy. I have always surrounded myself with other educators who care about social justice and anti-racist teaching.
Hello my name is Stephanie LeSieur-Byrnes. I have been at HPHS for 13 years. I teach Medical Science 11 and Accelerated Education and the students call me “Ms.L.” I have been married for 10 years and have 2 children. I enjoy camping, boating, dirt bike riding, traveling, organizing, and shopping.
Bachelors Degree: Health Science from CSUS
Masters Degree: Educational Leadership from National
Single Subject Teaching Credential: Health from CSUS
My passion is learning with and from my students through real-world literacy practices. I strive to cultivate a positive, safe learning environment for students so they will want to take risks to grow and learn in new ways. My teaching is student-centered and I want students to feel seen, heard, engaged, and loved.
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.
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!
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!
My name is Colleen Vaughn and I teach Physical Education. This is my first year at AAB but my 33rd year teaching. I was in Dixon for 30 years and the last two years at Hiram Johnson. I grew up in Sacramento and received my BS in Physical Education and Teaching Credential from Sac State. I was a college softball player and still coach softball and volleyball. I am passionate about yoga, mindfulness and gratitude.