Ms. Natalie Cole

Phone: 817-815-6028

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

MS in Criminal Justice Capella University Bachelor of Arts University of Louisiana Lafayette

Ms. Natalie Cole

I’m the Stay-In-School-Coordinator (Truancy Interventionist) for the entire Western Hills Pyramid. As a Stay-In-School-Coordinator I am responsible for enforcing the compulsory school attendance requirements by applying prevention, intervention and counseling tactics with our students.

My Responisibilities:

  • work to reduce the truancy and dropout rate 
  • office is located out of a high school but also work with the middle, elementary and alternative schools in our assigned pyramid.
  • make contact with students and parents regarding the student’s attendance through letters, conferences, phone calls and home visits.
  • make outside social service referrals as needed based on circumstances for absences.
  • prepares court documentation with approval from administrators to file either a criminal case against the parent or a civil case against the student for truancy.
  • reviews referrals and attendance data to identify students who are truant
  • keeps Administration, staff, families and the community updated on truancy laws

Previously, I worked as a Juvenile and Adult Probation Officer for 13 years.