Get to Know the Maine DOE Team: Meet Lisa Perry

Maine DOE team member Lisa Perry is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to Know the Maine DOE Team Campaign, learn a little more about Lisa in the brief question and answer below.

What are your roles with DOE?

My role in the Department is secretary to the Adult Education team.  I process contracts, invoices, work with the clients that have taken their HiSET and Diplomasender, which is where clients can get their diplomas/transcripts. I work with the Adult Education staff in processing Maine College and Career Access and AEFLA Contracts and everything in between.

What do you like best about your job?  

I love working with the Adult Education Team and the Adult Education programs.  They help so many people that otherwise may not be able to get their high school diploma and help them on a career pathway for college and anything else they may need to succeed in life.

How or why did you decide on this career? 

When I was at Endicott College and did my work study I was placed in adult education.  I loved working with the people and my boss.  I knew this was what I really wanted to do.  I took a few detours to get there but I really love my job.

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

I love spending time with my family.  I have 5 grandchildren ranging from 15 to 5 months.  We do a lot of family trips up until the COVID-19.  But we still enjoy BBQ’s and get togethers.