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Teacher, Coach, Finance Guru, & Chess Enthusiast

Teacher, Coach, Finance Guru, & Chess Enthusiast

Central Catholic is known for faculty members that care deeply about each student and fulfill numerous roles in helping them to grow, learn, and excel. Ms. Katelyn Andrade is just one example - she's taught in three academic departments, has coached for over 15 years (and eight championships), and moderates the Chess Club.

Leading Students to Academic, Athletic, and Financial Success

Ms. Katelyn Andrade at her desk

In the Classroom

Ms. Katelyn Andrade joined the faculty in 2006 and brings many experiences to the classroom, including a background in law and courtroom advocacy.

She has been admitted to the Massachusetts Bar since 2006 and the Supreme Court Bar since 2013.

Dual Credit: Honors Introduction to Personal Finance

When students complete Ms. Andrade’s Honors Introduction to Personal Finance course, they will possess the basics of budgeting, banking, saving, borrowing, investing, insurance, taxes, and retirement planning… and they will have earned college credit through Syracuse University. 

The course is a three-credit Syracuse University Project Advance offering that covers essential aspects of consumer personal finance. Students create budget spreadsheets, while independently researching their dream career, along with its starting salary – which they will use as the basis for their budget. 

“We use a variety of projects and assignments meant to simulate real world experiences and challenges. One assignment had students competing to simulate the most effective job interview, and soon we will be starting a budgeting project where students will be researching jobs and their salaries, cars (deciding whether to buy or lease), housing (where to rent, what can they afford), etc. It's a pretty deep dive into real world budgeting for when they graduate from college,” said Ms. Andrade.


Beyond the Classroom: Chess Club

Two students playing chess

Photo: students playing chess in a prior year, before the pandemic

Beyond the classroom, Ms. Andrade also moderates the CCHS Chess Club – a unique challenge during the ongoing pandemic given the one-on-one style of play. In order to face-off safely, the club is utilizing the online software Through the lichess site, students can create an account using their Central Catholic email and are invited to join the Chess Club. 

“Each week we meet in person and via Zoom and play chess together in practice games and round-robin tournaments within our group,” said Ms. Andrade. “This website has afforded students the opportunity to mingle with the other cohort, as well as play chess from just about anywhere.”


Leading Our Student-Athletes to Athletic Success

Members fo the 2016 Girls Soccer State Championship Team celebrate with the trophy

Members of the 2016 Girls Soccer State Championship Team celebrate with the trophy

Ms. Andrade joined Raider Athletics as an assistant coach for Girls Soccer and Girls Track & Field in 2004. During her tenure, she’s also served as a head coach (for Girls Outdoor Track & Field and Indoor Track & Field) and has helped lead our student-athletes to eight state championships

Girls Soccer (as Assistant Coach)

  • 2016 State Championship 
  • 2010 State Championship

Girls Outdoor Track & Field (as Head Coach)

  • 2017 State Championship
  • 2012 State Championship
  • 2008 State Championship

Girls Indoor Track & Field (as Assistant Coach)

  • 2007 State Championship
  • 2006 State Championship
  • 2005 State Championship
Three hurdlers coming at camera

Hurdler Katharine Duren '21 competes on the Track & Field Team

Thank you to Ms. Katelyn Andrade; and to all of our faculty, staff, and coaches; for everything they do to help our students learn, grow, and excel!

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,300 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

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We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

Raider Athletics

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.