Maine DOE team member Megan Dichter is being highlighted this week as the part of a Get to know the DOE Team campaign! Learn a little more about Megan in the brief question and answer below.
What are your roles with DOE?
I am the Workforce Development Coordinator for Adult Education, so I support adult education programs in offering industry recognized credentials and workforce training to adult education participants. I am also the CASAS (the math and reading assessment used by Adult Education programs) state trainer. Additionally, I have a background in teaching English to non-native speakers and also support adult education programs working with students learning to speak English.
What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy the variety of my work and that it allows me to continue to teach (in the form of training,) and learn daily. And of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the amazing Adult Education team with whom I work.
How or why did you decide on this career?
After college I volunteered with an organization called WorldTeach and spent two years in Thailand teaching at a University. That experience helped shape my career path and I returned to the U.S and enrolled in an M.Ed program- the rest is history.
What do you like to do outside of work for fun?
I am an avid photographer and spend a lot of my free time doing documentary photography. I love the challenge of visual storytelling.