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
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
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 lichess.org. 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
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
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!