Deborah Meltvedt
Medical Science and Foundations for Success

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My name is Deborah Meltvedt and I teach Foundations for Success, Medical Science 10 and Medical Science 12.  I have been a teacher at HPHS since it opened in 2005. In past years, I have been the Work Based Learning Coordinator in which I helped students connect with experiences in health care in the “real world.”   I love teaching about all facets of health and medicine, especially behavioral and mental health.  I also am advisor to the Creative Writing Club, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), and the women’s running club. 

Scott Bruggeman
Medical US History and World History

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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!

Jennifer Clemens
Medical Science 9 and Medical Term/Bio 100 College Courses and Foundations for Success

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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). 

Bonnie DeBiasio
Resource Specialist Program Teacher (RSP)

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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.

Janet Love
SDC Social Worker

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I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with my Bachelors of Arts in Social Work in 1992 and with my Masters of Social Work, along with my Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Social Work in 1995. I came to Health Professions High School the Spring Semester of 2016. Prior to coming to Health Professions, I worked in SCUSD’s Child Development Department for 17 years as a school social worker.

Christin O’Cuddehy
Christin O’Cuddehy US Government/Economics and Medical English 12

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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 and Medical Spanish and Latino Club Advisor

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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!

Eric Richards
Special Day Class Instructor (SDC)

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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!