Maine DOE team member Erin Frazier is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to know the DOE team campaign. Learn a little more about Erin in the question and answer below.
What are your roles with DOE?
I am the State Director of Special Services Birth to 20. In this role I oversee services provided to students in special education. In the Special Services Department we work with all stakeholders to make sure students with disabilities are supported in their schools and in early learning centers.
What do you like best about your job?
I work with an incredible team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support schools, teachers, students and parents of children with disabilities in Maine. They make going to work every day exciting and fun. This job provides me with an opportunity to work with government agencies to support and advocate for children.
How or why did you decide on this career?
Before coming to the DOE, I worked in special education in a variety of roles throughout the state. I have always wanted to work at the Department to support students in Maine in a larger context.
What do you like to do outside of work for fun?
I recently moved, and I love walking with my dog on the countless trails near my home and exploring a part of the state that’s new to me. I also used to be a professional artist and still maintain close ties to the art community. I collect artwork made by local artists.