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Valina Deckard


Valina is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in our infant room (room 1). She graduated from Arkansas State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and has been employed at Miracle Kids Success Academy ever since! Her Zodiac sign is Scorpion. In her spare time she  enjoys  raising her three dogs and spending time with her husband. She loves supporting the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

Debbie Hill Hannah


Debbie is a proud graduate of Westside High School (class of 1976). She graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s in Sociology in 1981 and she got her Elementary Education Certification in 1987. She retired from Christian education after 21 years and wanted to continue to work with children so she came to MKSA. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate certification. Debbie’s whole family serves the community in various areas, such as politics and education. Her father was an educator for 40 years! Her sisters, aunts, and cousins are all educators as well. Debbie is passionate about serving the Lord by serving every person (big and small) that she comes into contact with. She enjoys her family, her church, and sports of all kinds. Debbie has a very sweet, kind soul and has never met a stranger! When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said it would be to take the pain (physical and emotional) for those who are hurting. (Didn’t we tell you she is sweet)?

Madison Rowe


Madison is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 4.  She graduated from Arkansas State University in August, 2013, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders. She began working at Miracle Kids while she was in college and fell in love with the job and has been here ever since! Madison loves seeing smiling faces when the kids remember something they have been learning and she has a knack for working with children with behavioral problems. When she isn’t working, Madison enjoys
working out and having an active, healthy lifestyle. She also loves volunteering with her church, running in 5k races and helping with the Arkansas Running Club.

Shellie McMorries


Shellie is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 5. She has been working with children since 2006 and has been employed at Miracle Kids since October 2011. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Early Childhood Education in December of 2010 from Arkansas State University. She is married, has two sons, and a Schnauzer. Shellie is known for her classroom management skills and creativity. She enjoys her students very much and tries to have as much fun with them as she can. Shellie is passionate about teacher/parent interactions. She loves seeing her students make huge progress with the help of their parents. According to Shellie,  “Team work makes the dream work!” When she’s not at work, Shellie enjoys yoga (she has been practicing yoga for 10 years!) and art (she always loves the opportunity to be crafty and paint).

Whitney Gregg


Whitney is the Lead Early Childhood Developmental Technician in room 6. She attended Arkansas State University for four years before transferring to the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and changing her major to health education. Whitney has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education and a Promotion Minor in Exercise Science. Whitney completed an internship at MKSA in 2015 and fell in love with the children we serve, so she came back to work with us after she graduated! Whitney has a knack for diversifying lesson plans in order to meet children’s individual needs. Personally, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and volunteering. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, Whitney said it would be the ability to fly, so that she could spend every weekend on the beach!

Courtney Sloan


Courtney is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 7. She is married with a beautiful new baby girl! She graduated from the University of Arkansas in December, 2009, with a Bachelor’s in Human Environmental Science with a concentration in Child Development. She began working at Miracle Kids Success Academy as a teacher right after college graduation. Courtney has a strong compassion for
children and always wanted to be a teacher. She can recall spending hours upon hours pretending to be a teacher when she was a child. In her spare time, she loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog at the lake.

Courtney has received special training in Handle With Care (HWC) to be a HWC trainer. HWC is a world renown leader in crisis intervention and behavior management training.  HWC has earned an international reputation for teaching the safest and most powerful verbal and physical intervention methods in the history of the industry for many types of human service industries, including nursery and elementary schools and special education and community programs.aint).

Kailey Holt


Kailey is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 8. She graduated from Arkansas
Northeastern College with an Associate’s Degree and Arkansas State University, in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in education, social work and sociology. She has developed a desire for igniting imaginations here at Miracle Kids Success Academy. It excites her to see children interacting positively, using nice manners and seeing the progress each child has made. She provides stability, structure and positive guidance to the classroom. In her free time, church is really
important to her. She also enjoys being outdoors, shopping and cooking. She volunteers at church
activities, including missions trips, and Down’s Syndrome Awareness events.

Jessica Harris


Jessica is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 9. Jessica graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She taught in public schools for three years as a middle school history and English teacher. She started her career at Miracle Kids in August of 2010. Jessica has a knack for dealing with children without verbal skills. She loves making connections with children. Every child is unique and different and finding a way to connect to their world is the most
challenging and rewarding. Jessica is married with two sons. When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family. She loves family get-togethers when they have time to slow down and catch up with one another. Jessica’s favorite non-profit organization is St. Jude Children’s Hospital because it is an amazing facility that goes beyond to help every single patient.

Kathy Sullivan


Kathy is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in Room 11. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education in 2010. She has been employed with Miracle Kids Success Academy since October 2010 and has worked with many age groups. She is currently one of our preschool teachers. Kathy is known for her ability to prepare children for Kindergarten by teaching them structure, routines, and self-help skills. She loves the looks kids give her when they accomplish something; their excitement makes her happy. She is married with two children. In her spare time, Kathy likes to spend time with her family, going to the lake and riding four-wheelers.

Valina Deckard


Valina is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in our infant room (room 1). She graduated from Arkansas State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and has been employed at Miracle Kids Success Academy ever since! Her Zodiac sign is Scorpion. In her spare time she  enjoys  raising her three dogs and spending time with her husband. She loves supporting the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

Debbie Hill Hannah


Debbie is a proud graduate of Westside High School (class of 1976). She graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s in Sociology in 1981 and she got her Elementary Education certification in 1987. She retied from Christian education after 21 years and wanted to continue to work with children so she came to MKSA. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate certification. Debbie’s whole family serves the community in various areas, such as politics and education. Her father was an educator for 40 years! Her sisters, aunts and cousins are all educators as well. Debbie is passionate about serving the Lord by serving every person (big and small) that she comes into contact with. She enjoys her family, her church and sports of all kinds. Debbie has a very sweet, kind soul and has never met a stranger! When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said it would be to take pain (physical and emotional) for those who are hurting. (Didn’t we tell you she is sweet?

Madison Rowe


Madison is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 4.  She graduated from Arkansas State University in August, 2013, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders. She began working at Miracle Kids while she was in college and fell in love with the job and has been here ever since! Madison loves seeing smiling faces when the kids remember something they have been learning and she has a knack for working with children with behavioral problems. When she isn’t working, Madison enjoys working out and having an active, healthy lifestyle. She also loves volunteering with her church, running in 5K races and helping with the Arkansas Running Club.

Shellie McMorries


Shellie is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 5. She has been working with children since 2006 and has been employed at Miracle Kids since October 2011. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Early Childhood Education in December of 2010 from Arkansas State University. She is married, has two sons, and a Schnauzer. Shellie is known for her classroom management skills and creativity. She enjoys her students very much and tries to have as much fun with them as she can. Shellie is passionate about teacher/parent interactions. She loves seeing her students make huge progress with the help of their parents. According to Shellie,  “Team work makes the dream work!” When she’s not at work, Shellie enjoys yoga (she has been practicing yoga for 10 years!) and art (she always loves the opportunity to be crafty and paint).

Whitney Gregg


Whitney is the Lead Early Childhood Developmental Technician in room 6. She attended Arkansas State University for four years before transferring to the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and changing her major to health education. Whitney has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education and a Promotion Minor in Exercise Science. Whitney completed an internship at MKSA in 2015 and fell in love with the children we serve, so she came back to work with us after she graduated! Whitney has a knack for diversifying lesson plans in order to meet children’s individual needs. Personally, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and volunteering. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, Whitney said it would be the ability to fly, so that she could spend every weekend on the beach!

Courtney Sloan


Courtney is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 7. She is married with a beautiful new baby girl! She graduated from the University of Arkansas in December, 2009, with a Bachelor’s in Human Environmental Science with a concentration in Child Development. She began working at Miracle Kids Success Academy as a teacher right after college graduation. Courtney has a strong compassion for children and always wanted to be a teacher. She can recall spending hours upon hours pretending to be a teacher when she was a child. In her spare time, she loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog at the lake.

Courtney has received special training in Handle With Care (HWC) to be a HWC trainer. HWC is a world renown leader in crisis intervention and behavior management training.  HWC has earned an international reputation for teaching the safest and most powerful verbal and physical intervention methods in the history of the industry for many types of human service industries, including nursery and elementary schools and special education and community programs.aint).

Kailey Holt


Kailey is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 8. She graduated from Arkansas
Northeastern College with an Associate’s Degree and Arkansas State University, in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in education, social work and sociology. She has developed a desire for igniting imaginations here at Miracle Kids Success Academy. It excites her to see children interacting positively, using nice manners and seeing the progress each child has made. She provides stability, structure and positive guidance to the classroom. In her free time, church is really important to her. She also enjoys being outdoors, shopping and cooking. She volunteers at church
activities, including missions trips, and Down’s Syndrome Awareness events.

Jessica Harris


Jessica is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 9. Jessica graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She taught in public schools for three years as a middle school history and English teacher. She started her career at Miracle Kids in August of 2010. Jessica has a knack for dealing with children without verbal skills. She loves making connections with children. Every child is unique and different and finding a way to connect to their world is the most challenging and rewarding. Jessica is married with two sons. When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family. She loves family get-togethers when they have time to slow down and catch up with one another. Jessica’s favorite non-profit organization is St. Jude Children’s Hospital because it is an amazing facility that goes beyond to help every single patient.

Kathy Sullivan


Kailey is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 8. She graduated from Arkansas Northeastern College with an Associate’s Degree and Arkansas State University, in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in education, social work and sociology. She has developed a desire for igniting imaginations here at Miracle Kids Success Academy. It excites her to see children interacting positively, using nice manners and seeing the progress each child has made. She provides stability, structure and positive guidance to the classroom. In her free time, church is really important to her. She also enjoys being outdoors, shopping and cooking. She volunteers at church activities, including missions trips, and Down’s Syndrome Awareness events.

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