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
  • Individual Service Plans
  • Student Engagement Activities

•   Strengthsfinder
•   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 developing and adding to their academic and service resumes.
  • To develop passion in students as they explore post-secondary college and career opportunities.


Melanie Davis, Ph.D.

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 second year as the Director of Student Services at Central Catholic. My husband, Eric and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this summer. We have four children, three who graduated from and one who is still attending Central Catholic.

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!