Miracle Kids Administration
Shelly Keller is one of our co-founders of Miracle Kids Success Academy and Kids Unlimited Learning Academy! She graduated from Arkansas State University with her Bachelor’s in Education and later received her Master’s in Communication Disorders in 1998. Shelly is married and has one lovely daughter. Throughout her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Shelly worked for a company that served the same population that Miracle Kids serves now, but she wanted to apply her own philosophies to caring for children and employees. Essentially, that is what started the conversation about opening MKSA! She has served in the National Guard for eight years. Shelly’s favorite part about her job is seeing how happy families are when their kiddos meet milestones. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband, spend time with her daughter, and read. Shelly is the Vice President of the Speech-Language Pathology Services for the Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association (ArkSHA), serves on the American Speech Language Association (ASHA) Medicaid Committee, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Arkansas Healthcare Alliance. She has been trained in the following approaches:
- Treatment for Children with Severe Impairments
- Sensory and Motor Learning
- STAR program
- Pediatric Feeding Disorders
- SOS Feeding Approach
- Sensory Motor Approach to Apraxia
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech – The Kaufman Methods
- Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
- Learn to Play the NDT Way
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Strategies for Treating Children with Autism
- Beckman Oral Motor Training
Shelly may be contacted at email@example.com.
After attending Arkansas State University for her Bachelor’s Degree, Dr. Huffstutter received both her Master of Arts Degree (2004) and Doctorate Degree (2006) in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at Royal Oaks Hospital. After her training, she continued on as the Pre-Adolescent Program Director. She has worked in various settings including private practice, community mental health, county jail, schools and hospitals. She has assessed and treated a variety of mental health diagnoses. Her clinical interest include autism spectrum disorders, childhood aggression, assessment and play therapy. In 2009, Dr. Huffstutter relocated back to her home-state of Arkansas and began her work with Miracle Kids Success Academy. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Arkansas Psychological Association. When she has free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family, especially her two nephews! Dr. Huffstutter loves to volunteer for any program giving to children and families. Her main focus in charity work is the Make-a-Wish Foundation and St. Jude.
Dr. Huffstutter has received training in the following approaches:
- Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
- SCERTS model, a comprehensive team-based model for enhancing abilities in Social Communication and Emotional Regulation and implementing Transnational Supports for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.
Dr. Huffstutter may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samantha graduated from Arkansas State University in May 2017 with her Business Administration Degree with a Marketing minor. In her spare time she loves to stay active– mind and body by reading and working out. Samantha loves sharing all of our kiddos accomplishments through the world of social media and being Miracle Kids #1 cheerleader to the public! If she could have one super power in the world it would be to be in two places at once, so that she could get all of the things done. Samantha’s favorite thing about Miracle Kids is the sense of community that is fostered. She believes that “We are all in this together and we are not whole without everyone included!”
Samantha may be contacted at email@example.com.
Glen graduated from Arkansas State University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems with an emphasis in Operations. He has been happily married to his wonderful wife Michelle for 14 years! He has two children and two grandchildren as well. He and his family are proud members of Central Baptist, enjoy exercise, and love doing outdoor activities in their free time. Glen has a terrific attitude, is extremely personable, and has wonderful critical thinking skills. He loves being able to resolve issues and help others. Glen proudly supports the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Kings Ranch, and the Jonesboro University Rotary Club. He is trained in Microsoft, Comptia A+, and Lean Process Training. If Glen could possess one super-human power, he would be able to fly!
Glen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Augusta College in 1995 and then went on to earn her Masters degree in Organizational Management from Southern Wesleyan University. Jennifer has previous experience working in EIDT facilities, which she loved, so when she decided to move back to Arkansas from Hawaii she knew that Kids Unlimited Learning Academy was the place for her. In her spare time, she likes to travel and spend time with her husband. Jennifer is dedicated, kind, and caring and that is what makes her such an asset to our team. Her favorite part of working at KULA is watching the children make progress and achieve their goals.
Jennifer may be contacted at email@example.com.
Is Your Child On Track?
How your child plays, learns, speaks and acts offer important clues about his development. Do you have questions about your child’s development? View our milestone checklist to see if your child is where he/she should be at this stage in their development.
Still have concerns? Complete the form below to contact our staff to discuss your concerns, schedule a tour of our facility, or make an appointment to speak with our staff.
Miracle Kids Success Academy
Jonesboro South: 870-932-3600
Jonesboro North: 870-333-2600