Kristi previously served as the Deputy Assistant Superintendent and Executive Director for Diverse Learners at the Louisiana Department of Education where she advanced the statewide strategy to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. She also served on the executive board of the national special education data managers organization.
Prior to joining the Department in 2014, Kristi served in multiple policy and education roles. She served as a special education teacher and coordinator in traditional and charter school systems in Arizona and Massachusetts. She has also served as a Senior Analyst at the U.S. Department of Transportation.