Maine DOE Team member Joe Haney is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to Know the Maine DOE Team Campaign, learn a little more about Joe in the question and answer below.
What are your roles with DOE?
I am a member of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) team. My role is to assist CTE Directors with new program applications, program standards, and assessments.
What do you like best about your job?
I credit Career and Technical Education for teaching me skills that have lasted a lifetime. I feel fortunate to be able to give back and support programs that have such a positive impact on so many students.
How or why did you decide on this career?
It was a very logical choice based on my past experiences….I have been a plumber, Camp Director, a JMG Specialist, a contractor and an Assistant Principal. All my past experiences align well with my position with CTE.
What do you like to do outside of work for fun?
My wife, Sherrye and I recently became empty nesters and are looking forward to my dream to live on a boat….during the warm months anyway. We like to travel, explore new waters along the beautiful coast of Maine, and spend time with family. I also enjoy fishing, hunting, being out in nature and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.