• MUSD Personnel Commission
    The Commissioners
    Fran Wheat
    Fran Wheat - Chair
    (California School Employee Association Appointee)

    Fran Wheat has been a resident of Madera for 63 years and attended Madera schools.  Fran was appointed to serve as the Classified School Employees Association Appointee on December 17, 2018.  Fran is active in the community working with the City and County to help incorporate the Madera County Arts Council as their first president.  She also held many chapter offices and served as the State President of the California Young Homemakers Association.  Fran is married to Tommy Wheat. They are blessed with one son who attended and graduated from local schools.  Fran is a 20-year retiree from Madera Unified School District.  Currently, she enjoys sending her free time in her kitchen and her garden.

    Philip D. Janzen -Vice Chair
    (MUSD Board of Education Appointee)

    Philip Janzen was named as the Madera Unified Board of Education’s appointee to the Personnel Commission on December 16, 2010. He replaced Bill Colston. Janzen is no stranger to public service,having been a member of the MUSD Board for eight years (2002-2010), including two terms as president (2006 and 2010). He termed out of his trustee seat in 2010 and opted against running for re-election. Janzen is a native Maderan and has family ties to the county that go back as far as the 1920’s. Along with his brother and father, Janzen was the co-owner of Janzen Farms, a cattle-feeding operation for the dairy industry. Janzen is currently a managing supervisor with AgriLand Farming Company, Inc. in Madera County. Janzen is a graduate of Cal Poly and has two children who are active in Fresno and Madera-area colleges.
    Bruce Koch
    (Joint Appointee)
    Bruce Koch has been a resident of Madera for over 40 Years.  Bruce Koch was appointed as the“Joint Appointee” by the Personnel Commission Board on December 20 2012 to fill the remaining 2 years of Herman Mitchell’s term.  Koch served as an Assistant Superintendent-Business & Personnel of the Madera County Office of Education, a Director of Business for Bakersfield College, a CFO of a medical non-profit, an adjunct Business Instructor for FCC & Reedley, a CFP & Business Consultant and a 40 year Organic Raisin Farmer.  Koch helped to establish the United Way of Madera, served as the treasurer for several years and later as president.  Koch and his wife Adelaide (Dellavalle) have been married for over 41 years; they have 4 adult children, all of whom are graduates of Madera High.
Last Modified on January 21, 2021