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

Student Services

The Central Catholic Department of Student Services provides:

  • Academic Advising
  • Individual Counseling
  • Intervention Support
  • Assessment and Language Plans for English Learners
  • Alternative Learning Plans
  • Student Engagement Activities
    • StrengthsExplorer
    • Learning style and interest inventories
    • Career assessment and exploration


Department Goals:

  • To help students develop proper study habits and skills to reach their full academic potential.
  • To help students discover interests, strengths, values, and abilities, along with their God given talents.
  • For students to seek out opportunities for involvement in school activities and organizations.
  • To introduce the Naviance Family Connection to help families become actively involved in students’ college and career exploration.
  • To assist students in beginning their academic and service resumes.


Melanie Davis, Ph.D.


Mary Jo Anderson
GLASS Teacher of Record

I am a Purdue University alumna, having earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue. Since 1995, I have taught special education in the public school setting, teaching students at all grade levels. In May 2015, I retired from the West Lafayette Community School Corporation. For the last two years, I have worked for GLASS on a part-time basis, helping students at Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School.

I have lived in West Lafayette for over 31 years and thoroughly enjoy this community. I am married with one married daughter, who also lives in West Lafayette. My hobbies include reading and gardening. I am an active member at Connection Point Church in West Lafayette, and I am an active volunteer in the church office and in several ministries.

Stacey Brickly

I have been married to my husband Tom for 24 years. We have two children Brandon (20), who is a sophomore at the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Kacey (16), who is a sophomore Central Catholic. We moved to West Lafayette in June 2015. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s College and worked for Rensselaer School Corporation the last 15 years. I enjoy being outside swimming and exercising in addition to spending time with my family and friends. What I love most about Central Catholic is the small school atmosphere and the school spirit students show every day.

Kelly Hudson

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!