2410 S. 9th St. Lafayette, IN 47909 : 765.474.2496

Office of Student Services


Knight360

The Office of Student Services is launching Knight360 this school year for students in grades 7 through 12. Knight360 offers students the opportunity to initiate the college and career planning process beginning in the 7th grade. The program has been designed to go beyond traditional guidance services by taking students through a formation process to help them discover their gifts and God’s plan for them. Knight360 incorporates a combination of self-discovery assessments, career exploration activities, individual learning support, and one-on-one academic advising to develop a college and career plan for each student. The department uses a team approach to support each student’s academic, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

  • Goal setting
  • 4-year Plans with emphasis on college and career pathways
  • Dual Credit, ACP and AP courses
  • PSAT/SAT preparation
  • ILEARN & ISTEP+ preparation and remediation
  • Internships
  • Goal setting
  • Study tables
  • Study habit workshops/coursework
  • Summer study and enrichment opportunities
  • Individual counseling & social-emotional support
  • Intervention support
  • Language Plans for English Language Learners
  • Alternative Learning Plans
  • Individual Service Plans
  • Problem Solving Plans
  • Goal Setting
  • Scholarship searches
  • Career interest inventories
  • Resume development
  • Personality assessments
  • Organized college visits
  • College “fit” support
  • College application and essay workshops
  • Student Engagement Activities
  • Strength Explorer
  • Learning style and interest inventories
  • Career assessment and exploration

Staff

Melanie Davis, Ph.D.
Director

I am a school psychologist and have worked in the schools since graduating with my Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton in 1992. I received my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Purdue University in 1999. Since that time, I have primarily worked as a school psychologist for the Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS). In that capacity, I served both Lafayette School Corporation and Tippecanoe School Corporation elementary and middle schools, in addition to Central Catholic Jr. Sr. High School. This will be my third year as the Director of Student Services at Central Catholic. My husband, Eric and I have four children, three of whom graduated from and one who is still attending Central Catholic.

Kendyl Weise
School Counselor

If I had to pick the biggest lesson God has taught me the past few years, it’s that I should never plan my future in detail! I grew up in Benton County and graduated from BC in 2009, and then graduated from Ball State in 2013 with a degree in theatre education. I realized there were no theatre positions open where I wanted to live, so I became certified to teach English and spent a year in a special education classroom at BC before moving into a full-time high school English position the following school year. I was sure this was it; I would settle in, get comfortable with my job, and work at BC for the rest of my career. I had just married my high school sweetheart, Briton, and I felt confident about the direction our lives would go. He would be a youth leader, and I would be a teacher. Then, I slowly started to realize that my true passion was not teaching; my true passion was helping kids grow, being a cheerleader when they needed it most. After significant prayer, worry, and research, I applied to Indiana State University’s School Counseling Master’s program. I was quickly affirmed in my decision to pursue this career, and I have enjoyed immensely my continued work with a wide variety of students. Though it’s difficult to leave the county I have called home for so long, I trust that God has guided me this direction for a reason. As my husband and I have worked to be open to new experiences and career change (he works at Food Finders now), we’ve found greater peace and comfort. We currently reside in Lafayette with our dog, Leonidas (Leo), and our cat, Ruslan. We enjoy spending time with family, working on our 1968 Chevy Impala and 1968 Pontiac LeMans, and playing (Briton) and listening to (me) music. We are active in the church community at Covenant EPC, where Briton can be found playing guitar and singing with the worship band almost every Sunday. We are excited for this new journey, and I can’t wait to become a Knight!

Brian Nay
Knight360 Lead Teacher

I am a full-time licensed teacher for exceptional learners. I previously worked at Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis, where I was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. I have been coaching football since 2010 and have also served as a wide receivers coach, running backs coach, and passing game coordinator. My wife Kassidy and I have 2 sons, Landon (age 5) and Avery (age 3) and Rhys (6 months). Additionally, we have 2 dogs, Roxy and Baxter. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and I stay busy chasing my boys around. I also supports the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (English Premier League) and the Boston Red Sox. I enjoy reading and finding great, one-of-a-kind restaurants, particularly Mexican restaurants.

Kelly Hudson
Interventionist

I am originally from Torrance, California and graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. My husband Greg and I have been married for 25 years and have lived in 8 different states. We have 4 children: Garrett, Kacey (CC class of 2014), Kayla (CC class of 2016), and Jack, who is a current CC Junior. We moved to West Lafayette in 2013 and belong to St. Mary Cathedral parish. I have worked at Catholic schools in different capacities for the past 10 years. Before becoming an Interventionist at CC, I was a substitute teacher here. I love being around the CC students more than any else, and in helping them become not only successful

I love being around the CC students more than any else and enjoy helping them become not only successful students, but faithful Catholic leaders and role models as well!