Dr. Jo Tuite
Associate Director / Head of Admissions
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership), M.A.E. (Educational Leadership and Supervision), B.S. (Sociology), A.A. (Business Administration/Mid-Management), Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education – Ball State University
Office: AH 116
In 1989, Dr. Jo Tuite joined the Admissions staff at Ball State University, moving to the Office of Admissions at the Indiana Academy in 1991. Dr. Jo is the Associate Director and Head of Admissions. In this role, she is responsible for leading the admissions team to admit high ability high school students who demonstrate the aptitude to be successful at the Academy.
Having had the opportunity to know every one of the Academy’s alumni, Dr. Jo enjoys adding to that number by getting to know prospective students and families and sharing her passion about the Academy. In addition, she enjoys educating others about various aspects of gifted and talented/high ability education and student characteristics through webinars and research.
In her free time, Dr. Jo enjoys traveling domestically and abroad. With one child still in high school, she and her husband (Chuck) have 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and one very demanding cat. Finally, when she can squeeze in the time, she enjoys reading, especially mystery, horror, and thriller novels. Have a book recommendation, be sure to let her know!
Huey Shi Chew
International Program Director
B.Sc. (Mathematics) – Universiti Sains Malaysia
M.Ed. (Education) – Universiti Malaya
Ed.S. (Higher Education Administration) – Pittsburg State University
Office: AH 117
Huey Shi Chew is the International Program Director at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. In this position, she serves as the Indiana Academy’s Principal Designated School Official (PDSO), and oversees all components of the Academy’s international student program. She is responsible for issuing I-20 documents, maintaining SEVIS, making admissions decisions regarding international student applications, pursuing student recruitment and program development initiatives, recruiting host families, maintaining regular contact with all international students and host families, and overseeing testing, academic advising, and course selection.
Mrs. Chew joined the Academy in July 2023 and has 20 years of experience in supporting international students and faculty in her previous employment. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and master’s degree in Education in Malaysia and a Specialist in Education (Ed.S) in Higher Education Administration from Pittsburg State University, Kansas.
Her passion of seeing international students grow and succeed in the U.S. has kept her feeling “young.”
Admissions Counselor and Digital Engagement Strategist
B.S. (Communications) – Western Carolina University
Office: AH 115
Kendall Harris graduated from Western Carolina University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She’s originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to Indiana specifically to work for the Academy.
Kendall says, “I don’t have any cool life/job experience, but I like to read.”
Admissions Office Coordinator
Office: AH 113
Cheryl Veatch, Admissions Office Coordinator, has been with the Indiana Academy for one year. Ms. Veatch moved to Muncie five years ago from her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. She joined the admissions team after working in a similar capacity for a local government agency. Ms. Veatch has tremendous experience in working with young people and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
As a vital member of the Admissions team, Ms. Veatch is responsible for processing all student applications, tracking the admissions budget, directing calls and visitors, as well as hiring, training, and supervising the Ball State student assistants.
In her brief tenure, Ms. Veatch has already been heralded by many callers and visitors as the kind voice of the Indiana Academy.