CLASSIFIED ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
Instructional Publication Center Manager
Many educators take for granted that the forms, documents, and paperwork they need will be available when they need them. In Hemet USD, that means that one or more of the nine employees in Karl Melzer’s publication center has likely produced those materials. Far more than photocopies, these items represent the curriculum and tools that teachers rely on in order for student learning to take place. Additionally, the team’s entrepreneurial efforts now produce promotional materials and spirit wear for the entire district and community. Many of his strategies have been embraced by school districts across southern California looking to maximize the funds that taxpayers provide to schools. Mr. Melzer’s approach goes beyond providing excellent customer service. He develops open lines of communication with the school sites, classroom teachers, and community groups served by his print shop’s output. He is also a member of the IHEARTDOGS Association that provides service dogs to veterans.