Get to Know the DOE Team: Meet Stephanie Clark

Maine DOE team member Stephanie Clark is being highlighted this week as the part of a Get to Know the DOE Team campaign! Learn a little more about Stephanie in the brief question and answer below.

What are your roles with DOE?

I am the fiscal compliance associate with School Finance and Compliance.  I am responsible for collecting and reviewing the financial audits from the School Administrative Units as well as the municipal schools and towns,  I am also responsible for the Special Education tuition financial reports and I conduct the audits for the school construction projects once the project is complete and closed.

What do you like best about your job?

I like the fact that I can help the districts with staying in compliance with what statute requires of them.  It is so rewarding to start with a person that is confused or doesn’t understand something work with them and explain why and how to help them complete the job they are trying to accomplish.

How or why did you decide on this career?

I have worked for the State of Maine for over 13 years and in that time I have worked in a few different agencies, I am happy to say that I am enjoying the Department of Education and the work that we do here the most.

What do you like to do outside of work for fun?

I have two dogs, Sadie, a Yorkshire terrier and Remy, a toy poodle named after the color announcer Jerry Remy of the Red Sox, with whom I like to cuddle and watch TV with.  Along with my dogs I like to spend time traveling with my husband Glen around and outside of the State.  I also enjoy spending time with my church family.