Natalie Istre was promoted to Chief Academic Officer of JCFA-East in January 2015 after serving as the school’s Student Success Coordinator since the opening of the East Bank campus in May 2013. Before working at JCFA-East, Natalie served as the Director of Academic Services at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, where she developed and implemented several initiatives that increased student retention and increased academic outcomes. Natalie received her undergraduate degree and her Masters of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University. Her background in Social Work influences her work as an educational administrator and informs her holistic approach to the education of each student. Natalie shares JCFA’s belief that all students are capable of excelling academically when given the support services they need.