Dr. Jo Tuite
Associate Director / Head of Admissions
Ed.D., M.A.E., B.S., A.A. – Ball State University
Office: AH 117
In 1989, Dr. Tuite joined the Admissions staff at Ball State University, moving to the Office of Admissions at the Indiana Academy in 1991. Dr. Tuite is the Associate Director and Head of Admissions. In this role, she is responsible for developing an effective recruitment and enrollment management strategy that successfully accomplishes the goal of the Academy; to admit high ability high school juniors who demonstrate the aptitude to be successful in the Academy program.
As the Head of Admissions, Dr. Tuite manages the Admissions Team who coordinates Open House, Preview Days, Shadow Days, Summer Orientation, Move-In Orientation, the CTD Academic Recognition Program, and a middle school enrichment initiative. She directs the File Review Team, and is a member or participant on the Intervention and Retention Committee and the Curriculum Committee.
Additionally, Dr. Tuite is a co-founder of the Association of Consortium Admissions Representatives (ACAR) which is an organization made up of admission professionals from high ability, residential high schools around the United States. ACAR members meet regularly to support each other and to discuss admissions issues, policies, and practices.
Dr. Tuite completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2020 and her dissertation is entitled: An Exploration of the Sense of School Belonging, Connectedness, and Life Satisfaction of Students from a Residential High Ability High School, Differentiated by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Admissions Counselor and Enrollment Analyst
B.A. – Roosevelt University
Office: AH 115
After some time away, Nathan (Class of ’13) realized he couldn’t stay away from Wagoner for too long. He is back again for a second year on staff as the first floor Student Life Team Leader. As an Academy Alum, Nathan spent more than a few nights in the hallowed halls of our student housing. After graduating from the Academy, he set his sights on the big city to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health from Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. While he no longer lives there, you can still see a 10-foot image of him plastered along Congress Parkway on the side of his university—so a part of him never left Chicago. Nathan held many roles at his university and served as the 76th Student Body President of Roosevelt. He spent his free time working in the non-profit world as the Campaign Director for the Chicago fundraising office of the Human Rights Campaign. After graduating from Roosevelt, Nathan spent a year exploring a new field as a real estate agent in Chicago.
When he’s not modeling for a university marketing campaign or fighting for equality, Nathan enjoys reading some Hemingway or Stein and watching a documentary (or two…or three). He loves to spend time listening to stories and learning about new people so, as you can imagine, he’s looking forward to meeting all of the students and getting to know all about the passions and dreams. This year, Nathan will be running the Gaga Ball intramural.
International Program Director
M.A., B.A. – Ball State University
Office: AH 116
Brandy Reichle is the International Program Director at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. In this position, she serves as the Indiana Academy’s 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 WIDA testing, academic advising and course selection. She has facilitated international enrollment for students from South Korea, China, Vietnam, Germany, and India.
Mrs. Reichle received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In 2011, she joined the Indiana Academy team. During her time at The Academy, she has been involved with various committees including Intervention and Retention, Student Services, Non-Residential Early College, Admissions, and International Committees. She is licensed as a School Services Professional, certified as a Local Coordinator through the U.S. Department of State, and is a past board member of the Indiana Counseling Association.
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.