St. Charles Catholic welcomes 4 alumni into leadership roles

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, July 5, 2023

LAPLACE ­— St. Charles Catholic High School seeks to be a second home to all its students, but some Comets stay well past their senior year. Such is the story for Carly Flynn, Kelly Arnett, Zach Weber and Connie Powell, who will serving in leadership roles at SCC for the 2023-2024 school year.

Carly Flynn, Kelly Arnett, Connie Powell and Zach Weber have each found new leadership roles at their alma mater.

Carly Flynn, class of 2009, has been named the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Communications for the 2023-2024 school year. During her four years at SCC, Flynn was an active student. Flynn earned a BA in English from Southeastern Louisiana University, an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University in Oregon, and a certificate in Educational Leadership for Catholic Education from Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Flynn has taught in SCC’s English and Social Studies departments and has served as the Director of Admissions and Communications for the past three years.

When asked about her new role, Flynn said: “Having attended SCC and worked here for 10 years, I’m excited to get involved with all of our accomplished departments and see our curriculum and instruction levels continue to grow.” Carly Flynn can be reached at flynn.carly@stcharlescatholic.org.

Kelly Arnett, class of 1997, will serve at the Director of Admissions and Alumni at St. Charles Catholic for the 2023-2024 school year. When asked about her new role, Arnett said: “Being a huge advocate for the school, Director of Admissions is a job that will come naturally because SCC is a place that I truly believe in. I hope to show the students and parents in this area how St. Charles Catholic can educate the whole student academically and spiritually, allowing students to showcase their talents academically, athletically, or in extracurricular activities. It’s such an exciting time to be a COMET!”

Kelly Arnett returned to St. Charles Catholic High School after teaching for 20 years in St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools. She graduated from SCC in 1997 and continued her education at Southeastern Louisiana University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This past year, Arnett taught World History, advised the yearbook team, and sponsored the JV cheerleaders while serving as the Director of Alumni. Arnett’s son, Ian, is a recent graduate, and her daughter, Adrienne, is entering the 10th grade at SCC. This upcoming school year, Arnett will move into Director of Admissions and Alumni, assisting incoming families and former students as they seek to interact with the Comet Family. Kelly Arnett can be reached at arnett.kelly@stcharlescatholic.org.

Zach Weber, class of 2016, will serve as the Director of Development while continuing to serve as Head Boys Basketball Coach and Head Softball Coach. Weber earned his BA in Business, concentrating in Human Resource Management, and he’s served SCC as an Introduction to Business teacher, Assistant Baseball and Basketball Coach and Head Basketball Coach. Since joining the SCC staff, Weber has undertaken impressive improvement projects for his program, leading an educational partnership with Louisiana Federal Credit Union for the Introduction to Business class and renovating the boys locker room for his team.

Weber said of his new role: “I’m extremely honored to be the new Director of Development of St. Charles Catholic High School, my alma mater. I will take every opportunity to build upon the firm foundation of faith, family, and tradition. When I walked the halls of SCC back in 2012, SCC looked different physically, but faithfully, we’ve remained with God at the center of everything we do all along. We’ve grown together in facility, faith, and numbers. I am excited to see what the future holds for the Comet Family. But I am overjoyed for the new responsibility I have been entrusted with as Development Director.”

Zach Weber can be reached at weber.zachary@stcharlescatholic.org.

Connie Powell, class of 1984, will serve as the Director of Human Resources and Athletics Assistant for the 2023-2024 school year. Connie Fisher Powell, JD, currently serves as the Director of Human Resources, and her new duties will include overseeing LHSAA compliance, ticket sales, and more for the SCC athletic department. Powell also serves as the Academic Games Team coach. Powell earned her BBA in Accounting and Finance from Loyola University 1987 and her JD from the LSU Law Center in 1992. Her three daughters, Margaret, Allison, and Erin, are all recent graduates of SCC.

Of her new role, Powell said, “I am looking forward to continuing to work with SCC’s amazing faculty and staff in my capacity as Director of Human Resources, and I am very excited to be working with our dynamic Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Wayne Stein, our athletic staff, and volunteer coaches in my new capacity as Athletic/LHSAA compliance. It’s truly a great time to be part of our Comet family!” Connie Powell can be reached at powell.connie@stcharlescatholic.org.

To learn more about SCC, visit www.stcharlescatholic.org.