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Facilities & Construction Staff

Construction staff


Kelly Fleming, Director of Facilities & Construction Management

Ms. Fleming is a graduate of Baylor University, where she received a BS in Elementary Education and a recent graduate of Ashford University, where she received an MPA in Public Administration. After graduating from Baylor University, she began her career in construction management and inspections with the City of Carlsbad in 2003. That eventually led to a promotion with the City of Carlsbad to a Public Works Supervisor where she took on duties such as writing and managing professional and maintenance service agreements and capital improvement projects. She later served as the Public Works Manager for the City of Lake Forest managing various departments such as street maintenance, park maintenance, fleet maintenance, contract management and inspections. Her journey continued with the City of Oceanside construction office. Ms. Fleming joined the CUSD team in January of 2016 fulfilling the new Director of Facilities & Construction Management role.

Contact Kelly Fleming at:

P: (760) 331-5032

F: (760) 331-5007

Veronica Sanchez, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Sanchez graduated from California State University of San Marcos with a BA in Human Development. She previously worked for Palomar College Upward Bound for four years, a non-profit organization that serves first generation and low income students. While working at Palomar College, Ms. Sanchez was responsible for managing organizing events, workshops, and working with the community to assist with implementing a successful program. She has experience in working with various organizations and bring vast experience in the event prepping process. Ms. Sanchez joined CUSD team in October of 2015.

Contact Veronica Sanchez at:

P: (760) 331-5078

F: (760) 331-5007


Brhee McClure, Theatre Operations Supervisor

Ms. McClure is a graduate of the University of California Irvine with her major in Drama. She also received her Associates Degree in Theatre Arts from Mira Costa College. Prior to working at Carlsbad Unified, she worked around the San Diego and Long Beach areas as a technician for various plays. She has experience working with stage management, lighting, stage crew, makeup & costuming, and set building. Ms. McClure joined the CUSD team in March of 2015 as the Theatre Operations Assistant and promoted in April of 2017 to the role of Theatre Operations Supervisor.

Contact Brhee McClure at:

P: (760) 331-5186


Roy Meilich, Theater Operations Technician, Cultural Arts Center

Mr. Meilich is a graduate of MiraCosta community college with an associates degree in Design and Technology. He is a Carlsbad High School alumni of the class of 2014. Prior to working at CUSD, he completed the Stage Technician Internship at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. He also works with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Technicians San Diego local 122. Mr. Meilich has worked in venues all across San Diego county, ranging from theater to conventions. Mr. Meilich joined the CUSD team in May of 2019.

Contact Roy Meilich at:


Esther Thelen, Theater Ops Assistant

Esther Thelen graduated from MiraCosta College with two Associates Degrees in Studio Art and Digital Photography. She is a 2008 CHS graduate. Prior to working for CUSD she worked for Oceanside Unified at the Truax and the Oceanside Performing Arts Center for seven years as a theater technician.  She has built sets for school plays, ran sound for various performances and designed and ran lights for shows. Mrs. Thelen joined the CUSD team in April of 2018.

Contact Esther Thelen at:


Carlsbad Unified School District is proud to contract construction management services through Project Professional Corporation (PPC) for the Measure HH Bond Program. PPC’s responsibilities include working in collaboration with District staff, architects, DSA, contractors and consultants in all phases of construction including planning and design development, procurement of related services, construction of new and modernization of existing facilities and project close-out and commissioning. PPC also works closely with District staff to assure that prop funds are spent for the purpose they were intended by participating on the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee.


Derrick Anderson, Senior Construction Manager

Mr. Anderson is a Licensed Civil Engineer, Certified Construction Manager and Land Surveyor in Training. Mr. Anderson has more than 27 years of experience in planning, design, construction and development. He has been involved in a wide array of projects, and performed in various project management and engineering capacities on capital improvement projects all throughout San Diego County including serving as the program manager for the City of Chula Vista’s Capital Improvement Program. Mr. Anderson’s project experience includes light and heavy railroad, public transit, bridges, public buildings and parks (new and retrofit), streets and streetscapes, large diameter water pipelines, large interceptor sewers, hydroelectric generation, storm-drains, traffic signals, lighting, wastewater treatment, pump stations, pipelines and tunnels, soils and groundwater remediation, demolition and clearing for future development and environmental permitting with various resource agencies.

Mr. Anderson’s education history includes studies at the Community College level (Palomar and Mesa Colleges) and University (SDSU) level between 1990 and 1996 in general education, construction management, engineering economics and estimating, hydraulics, hydrology, engineering materials, highway design, transportation engineering, surveying, thermodynamics and structural engineering, culminating in his professional licenses and credentials.

Contact Derrick Anderson at:

P: (760) 331-5022

F: (760) 331-5033


Contact the Prop P Oversight Committee at: