Maine DOE team member Margaret (Meg) Harvey is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to Know the DOE Team Campaign. Learn a little more about Meg in the brief question and answer below.
What are your roles with DOE?
I serve as the Maine Middle School Career and Technical Education (MS-CTE) consultant for the Maine Department of Education. I have been an advocate for Career and Technical Education for the last 30 years, as a grant administrator, State Director of Maine CTE and in my current role. I have been facilitating the new MS-CTE legislation and administering the pilot projects being run throughout the state. I direct state MS-CTE grant funds; work in the field as a consultant to staff and administrators; work on national boards to develop MS-CTE protocols and standards and visit schools to provide technical assistance.
What do you like best about your job?
I really like working in the field with the students and CTE staff. I am new to middle school brain and find it very similar to a middle aged brain! We are easily distracted, we are not sure what we want to be when we grow up, and we love to hang out with our friends!
How or why did you decide on this career?
I have always learned best in a three dimensional way, by hands on instruction. When I first discovered CTE (a looonnng time ago…) I was so jazzed to find an educational avenue that fit my learning style.