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Riverside County 'Educator of the Year' named in surprise visit to Hemet Unified School District


Last updated 3/24/2018 at 1pm


Karl Melzer, center left, the instructional publication center manager for Hemet Unified School District, receives an "Educator of the Year" award from Andy McGuire, HUSD director of purchasing; county Superintendent Dr. Judy White; Christi Barrett, HUSD superintendent; Vince Christakos, HUSD assistant superintendent of business services and Tracy Chambers, HUSD assistant superintendent of educational services at a surprise visit to the print shop, Thursday, Feb. 15.

HEMET – Running the Hemet Unified School District's Instructional Publication Center for the last decade, Karl Melzer knows how to handle paper jams – a common occurrence when printing 30 million pages of instructional materials each year.

But having an entourage of dignitaries and photographers invade his print shop to surprise him with the 2018 Riverside County Classified "Administrator of the Year" award Thursday, Feb. 15, was a bit different.

"I was more shocked than anything else," he joked later, trying to recover after greeting Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ju...

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