Mr. Melton was an administrator for more than 20 years, and was a leader in the California Alliance for Middle Schools, an organization that investigates best educational practices for middle school education.
The Association of California School Administrators once named Mr. Melton "Placer County Administrator of the Year" and Northern California's Administrator of the Year.
Prior to his years as a school administrator, he spent several years as a drama, band and choral music teacher. Before becoming Hillview's principal, he was principal of Granite Oaks Middle School in the Sunset-Whitney area of the Rocklin Unified School District.
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